Angul district tops the list in the State: MIS
Management Information System for Tracking Hunger and Malnutrition under the State government reported that there were 406 habitations in the State having no safe drinking water sources.
Analysis of information collected under MIS for hunger and malnutrition calls for immediate intervention of Collectors of Angul, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Moraput, Rayagada and Nayagarh where the figures are comparatively high.
Angul, one of the most industrialised districts in the State, tops the list where there are 106 habitations having no safe drinking water sources.
Angul is followed by left wing extremist affected Ganapati district having 85 such habitations.
The MIS identifies habitations with no safe drinking water sources in Kandhamal (54), Koraput (43), Mayurbhanj (33), Rayagada (23) and Nayagarh (22).
Respective district Collectors have been asked to furnish list of such 406 habitations along with the names of villages and tehesils for making provision of drinking water.
Meanwhile, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department has been pulled up for not achieving target under the rural piped water supply (RPWS) schemes.
Principal Secretary to Rural Development Department R. L. Jamuda in a letter to RWSS Chief Engineer said, “as many as 2839 RPWS schemes were enlisted in the action plan for 2010-11 of which at least 1708 were to be commissioned by March 31.”
“After rechecking, it has been found that 734 schemes have actually been commissioned. Apart from those schemes, another 128 schemes have been commissioned by the first week of April. In the effect against a target of 1708 schemes, only 862 could be commissioned till date,” Mr. Jamuda said.
There was another list of 278 schemes for which all other activities have been completed except energisation.
Energy Department has been requested to take urgent action to mitigate the drinking water problem of villagers.
“Leaving aside 1140 (862 + 278) schemes, there is still gap of 568 schemes targeted for commissioning by March. As it appears, quite a good number of executive engineers have not taken their job seriously and for that reason the achievement against the target was not impressive at all,” the Rural Development Secretary said.
The RWSS Department was asked to expedite process for commissioning rest RPWS schemes by the first quarter of current fiscal.
District collectors would be requested to review the implementation of the schemes on monthly basis.