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Officials told to ensure supply is not disrupted owing to repair of pumps

Identify villages likely to face water shortage during summer, officials told

Grievance cells have been opened in all taluk panchayats

BIDAR: President of the Bidar Zilla Panchayat Nasimuddin Patel on Thursday directed officials of the panchayat to ensure that the district does not face any drinking water shortage during summer.

He asked the officials to identify villages likely to face water shortage during summer and find out alternative sources for providing drinking water. Mr. Patel said that the officials should also prepare an action plan for effectively tackling any drinking water shortage in the district.

Presiding over the monthly Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) review meeting here on Thursday, Mr. Patel said that the officials should prepare a list of all water sources, including open wells, bore wells, mini water supply schemes and piped water supply schemes, and ensure that supply from none of these sources was not disrupted owing to repair of pumps and pipelines.

The zilla panchayat has already decided to provide one vehicle for each taluk for mechanics to attend to complaints with regard to repairs of pumps and pipelines supplying drinking water.

Grievance cells have been opened in all taluk panchayats where complaints with regard to repairs of pumps and pipelines can be registered.

Silt removal

Mr. Patel said that officials should ensure that silt was removed from open wells and initiate measures to recharge bore wells that had gone dry.

Chief Executive Officer of the panchayat Gurneeth Tej Menon and vice-president Meenakshi Sangram were among those present in the review meeting.

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