Guidelines for drinking water supply projects issued

The proposal should contain a photograph of the borewell too

Guidelines for drinking water supply projects issued

With the onset of summer, several proposes for drinking water project are being submitted by the implementing agencies. The instructions on following stipulated modalities while submitting such proposals were not being observed and as a consequence, the proposals invited audit objections.

In this backdrop, the district administration has issued a circular detailing the mandatory details to be furnished while submitting such a proposal.
 The circular, issued by Additional Deputy Commissioner S N Gangadharaiah, has been addressed to commissioners and City Municipalities and chief officers of Town Municipalities, tahsildars, executive engineers of Zilla Panchayat Engineering Division and assistant executive engineers of Kolar, Malur, Srinivaspur, Mulbagal and Bangarpet sub-divisions.

According the circular, the estimates for installing pumpsets should be submitted only if more than 2,000 gallons of water is available in the borewell.
It should also incorporate details like the number of families that would be benefited by installation of the motor and a certificate stating that the borewell has been sunk on a government land and that private land has not been encroached.

Photograph
Furthermore, the proposal, along with the estimate, should contain a photograph of the borewell, details on its depth, water yield and the scheme under which it had been sunk. Records pertaining to disposal of old pumpsets should also be submitted with the proposals seeking rejuvenation of borewells. It should also accompany the minutes of Taskforce committee and Gram Panchayat meetings and agreement entered into for supply of water. Complete details such as the distance from which water would be supplied, the rate and the source, vehicular documents of the tanker that supplied water (while submitting bill), the logbooks of the vehicles and a certificate from the Gram Panchayat secretary.

“The circular has been issued to ensure that drinking water projects should not be delayed due to lacuna in the proposals. The objective is to see that the grants are not misused and people are not put into trouble,” Additional Deputy Commissioner S N Gangadhariah told Deccan Herald.

Municipal Administration minister Balachandra Jarkiholi, in a recent meeting with Zilla Panchayat authorities had expressed displeasure over pendency of the proposals for not complying with the stipulated guidelines. District in-charge secretary Ramprasad too had expressed concern over non-utilisation of funds meant for drinking water.
The implementation officers will now have to observe the guidelines strictly in order to ensure that the proposals secure approval. It is yet to be seen whether the circular would be effective in expediting the water supply projects.
DH News Service

*  Motor only for borewells with an yield of above 2,000 gallons.
*  Details on disposal of old motors to be submitted in case of rejuvenation of borewells.
*  The proposal should contain information on depthat of the borwell, the yield, and a certificate
* Logbook and vehicular documents of water tankers should be submitted.
*  Certificate issued by Gram Panchayat secretary essential.

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