Authorities had spent thousands of rupees for drilling borewells for providing a supplementary water source to local residents of the Nehrunagar colony, Champapet but these hand pumps now lie in a defunct state.
The colony inhabited by the working class has four hand pumps at four different points in the locality, and hardly any of these pumps are now in a working condition. Colony residents allege that these pumps have been defunct for the past many months.
“Though we get adequate water supply, the small dwellings do not have means to store extra water, the bore-well came in handy,” says S. Malla Reddy, a local resident.
In the present scenario, local residents have to make alternate arrangements in times of scarcity. “Now we have to depend on bore-wells in surroundings localities. In case of any function or death, we hire cycle rickshaws and bring water,” says Mahesh, another local resident.
The residents feel that the government has spent thousands of rupees for drilling borewells but had miserably failed in maintaining them. “It requires a few thousands to keep them in working condition. But hardly do the officials bother about it,” says Kamala, a housewife.
The people are also of the opinion that it would be helpful for the public as well as the authorities if they follow the policy of giving the maintenance on AMC to selected firms.
Nehrunagar Colony residents allege that these pumps have been defunct for the past many months