Nagpur has around 33,000 irregular tap connections and there is a large amount of water being stolen from this medium. Considering the shortage of future drought on Nagpur city, strong decisions have been taken by the mayor and the commissioner in an urgent meeting.
A special campaign will be implemented to regularize irregular taps in the city from May 20. Meanwhile, Mayor Nanda Jichkar met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday in Mumbai and addressed the seriousness of the water in Nagpur city. The chief minister has promised to take necessary measures for this.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Mayor Nanda Jichkar in the mayor’s chamber on Monday (January 13). Deputy Mayor Deepraj Pardikar, Standing Committee Chairman Pradeep Pohane, Opposition Leader, Tanaji Vanwe, Commissioner Abhijeet Bangar, Water Supply Committee chairperson Pintu Chhaleke, Additional Commissioner Ram Joshi, Water Supply Department’s Executive Engineer Shweta Banerjee, Executive Engineer Milind Ganveer, Corporator Lord Manghe, along with OCW CEO Mr. Sanjay Roy, H.R. Manager, K.M. P. Singh, Administrator (maintenance and repair) Mr. Kalra, Praveen Saran were present.
Chief Minister’s approval for the use of dead storage
The level of water conservation water supply to Nagpur city has come down. Living reserves are almost dead. There is only enough water left till June 10. Therefore, the letter was sent to the state government for allowing permission to use dead stocks. n reference to the same letter, Mayor Nanda Jichkar also requested the letter to meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on Tuesday (April 14) requesting permission to use dead stock. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has approved the use of the dead stock in response to this request, according to the information given to the respective officers, Nanda Jichkar said.
With the release of water from Chaurai dam in Madhya Pradesh, Nagpur city will get some relief. Therefore, Mayor Nanda Jichkar has requested the state government to contact the Madhya Pradesh government and release the Chourai dam water.
Many tap connections in Nagpur city are irregular. The information regarding the special drive to regularize the irregular taps was given in this meeting after giving information about the conditions of the documents that make it difficult to regularize. Citizens now have to give only an affidavit to the municipality. Aadhaar card will be required. Apart from this, you will have to give any one of these electronic bill, election card, home tax receipt. This special drive will commence from May 20. Mayor Nanda Jichkar and Commissioner Abhijeet Bangar has appealed to the citizens to regularize their irregular tap connections.
Police Complain will be filed
While interacting with media persons, Commissioner, Abhijit Bangar said, “The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has appealed to the citizens to regularize their tap connections. Therefore, citizens should take an initiative and do the needful. NMC team will travel to ten zones and reach the citizens. However, if anybody’s connection is found to be irregular, then the complaint will be lodged against them”.