District adminstration takes measure to tackle water problem

The District Administration has taken steps to tackle the water crisis affecting various parts of the district. In order to manage complaints on water supply, control rooms have been set up at taluk levels, said Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat K H Narasimhamurthy.

The control rooms will have to address grievances regarding water supply.

Besides, the control rooms have been directed to submit details of the number of complaints lodged and measures taken to the ZP office by evening everyday.

Every Friday, compiled information from all taluks will be sent to the State government. Taluk-level nodal officers have been deputed to look into the issues regarding water supply.

Moreover, Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (Cesc) officials have been instructed to provide power supply to borewells wherever necessary.

Instructions have also been sent to the ZP Executive Engineer to come up with an action plan for drinking water supply to affected regions.

Funds amounting to Rs 5.5 crore, of which Rs 2 crore is provided by the Deputy Commissioner’s office and Rs 3.5 crore by the ZP have been set aside for the purpose.

In order to address the problem of fodder scarcity for cattle, two goshaalas will be set up under every Assembly constituency by May 10, he said.

Control rooms

Contact details of control rooms for drinking water supply is as follows: Chamarajanagar taluk 08226-222033, 99801 68411 or 94808 58100; Kollegal taluk 08224-252011, 94808 58110; Gundlupet taluk 08229-222233, 94487 89456 or 94808 58105; Yalandur taluk 08226-240232, 89712 68123 or 94808 58115.

In addition to these, a control centre has also been opened at the ZP, which can be contacted on 08226-222261 or 94808 58007.

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