Staff Correspondent

  • Awareness campaign should be taken up on water scheme
  • Those assigned for such campaigns told to be abreast of latest developments

    DHARWAD: The role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in implementing the Government schemes is crucial, Deputy Commissioner M.S. Srikar has said.

    He was inaugurating a two-day workshop on "24x7 water supply scheme" for members of NGOs of Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum and Gulbarga organised by the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) here on Tuesday.

    During the implementation of the schemes and projects, information exchange played a vital role. Those who were appointed for the purpose should know every detail of the project. If they tried to evade questions on account of not having information, it would affect the implementation, he said.

    Awareness should be created through campaign. The staff appointed for the purpose should be ready to play multiple roles of a guide, a teacher and a servant, Mr. Srikar said.

    The Deputy Commissioner said although the 24x7 water supply scheme was implemented as a pilot project only in select municipal corporations, the information campaign about it would help in creating awareness throughout the State. More awareness was required to be created among the people about the use and conservation of water, he said.

    H.P. Shellikeri, Advisor to the Regional Office of KUIDFC, welcomed the gathering. I.M. Prabhakar, KUIDFC subproject director; S.A. Mathad, Director of District Urban Development Cell; S.L. Koshti, Superintending Engineer of Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation; and K. Krishnamurthy, Executive Engineer of Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board; were present.