By Accommodation Times Bureau
There has been unsatisfactory rainfall in the state this year. Due to this some districts of the state are likely to have severe water scarcity this year. Water supply and cleanliness department minister Babanrao Lonikar said that an independent cell is being set up for scarcity control and coordination in each district, in order to take prompt note of water scarcity complaints coming from the public.
Lonikar said, “Solapur district has received less than 50% rainfall in the state. 16 districts have received 50 to 75 per cent rainfall and 16 districts have received 75 to 100 per cent rainfall. Only Satara district has received more than 100% rainfall. Supply of drinking water through tankers is being done in some districts of the state.” Today, drinking water is provided through 489 tankers in the state, he added.
The Government has given detailed instructions to the concerned authorities through the Standing Order from time to time to take measures to prevent drinking water scarcity in the rural/urban areas.
Under the scarcity reduction program, the provisional supplementary null plan should be of minimum expenditure and accordingly, the schemes should be prepared based on estimates and plan mono composition survey and actual ground examination. Developing available resources will be financially lucrative rather than creating new sources. In order to deepen the wells by taking into consideration, the programs should be implemented in the priority.
Proposals for drinking water tanker approval should not be kept pending for more than four days at the level of Tahsildar, Sub-Divisional Office and Collector. In this case, the district collector has been instructed to take an immediate decision.