Summer woes: DC asks officials to chalk precautionary measures

Summer woes: DC asks officials to chalk precautionary measures

Deputy Commissioner C Shikha on Tuesday instructed the officials to take precautionary measures to address the drinking water related woes in rural parts of Mysuru district.

Presiding over the meeting held at her office, she directed the officials to focus on the next two months to chalk out the measures. 

The panchayat raj and engineering department should prepare a list of vulnerable villages in the taluks and devise measures for the same. The officials have to redress the grievances in a speedy manner, she added.

She also said that she will take a joint tour of the district along with the Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer, in the coming days.

The executive officers of taluk panchayats were instructed to convene a meeting under the chairmanship of the local MLAs at the earliest, to prepare action plans. The reports in this regard should be submitted (to DC and ZP CEO) before March 15.

In view of the epidemics that may break out during summer, the Health and Family Welfare department officials were advised to give impetus to hygiene by constantly taking up cleaning works of  water tanks, storm water drains and also the management of waste pits.

Epidemics

The health personnel should take stock of the situation by visiting the gram panchayats and take effective Information, Education and Communication (IEC) measures to create awareness against the epidemics through public address system.

Samples of drinking water supplied at the villages should be collected and sent to the district laboratories. If the samples are tested positive of contamination, water should be declared unfit for consumption, and effective measures have to be taken to purify the same with the help of chlorine.

Temporary health facilities have to be created to address the complaints if any, during emergency.

ZP CEO P A Gopal said that a week-long campaign on rural drinking water supply and sanitation will be launched in the district as part of the State-wide initiative from March 16.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be launching the campaign at Koppal on March 15.
Deputy Director of Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Dr Devadas said that there was adequate stock of cattle feed for 36 weeks in the district.

The department has achieved 88 per cent progress under Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination in the district.

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