Collector asks people to save water
Water scarcity in city has reached horrible stage as water bodies are on the verge of drying. The use of dead stock from Navegaon Khairi and Totladoh has started to provide water to Nagpur city. The dead stock will cater the need up to July 15. Totladoh project is releasing 1.26 mmc of water per day. The crisis may be aggravated due to erratic Monsoon. District collector Ashwin Mudgal has asked the people to save water.
A meeting was held with district collector Ashiwn Mudgal on chair on Tuesday to discuss the water crisis. The NMC has been asked to ensure that there should not be wastage of water. Mudgal also asked to take action against illegal connections and Tillu pump users.
The district collector informed the meeting that Navegaon Khairi project was releasing 750 mmc water daily for the city. The project is also supplying water to Kalmeshwar, Koradi and Khapa municipalities. Meanwhile, Ambazari lake is supply water to Wadi municipality. Mudgal said the people should get pure water and drinking water should not be used for other purpose.
He also directed the officials to dig up new borewells, repair of pipe lines and borewells and dig deep the existing wells in rural areas to fight water crisis.
Additional district collector Shreekant Fadke, superintending engineer of water resources department Jayant Gawli, NMC additional commissioner Ram Joshi, deputy district collector Sujata Gandhe, executive engineer Turkhade, water supply executive engineer Taklikar were present in the meeting. Tanker water for 35 villages
In the meeting it was informed that special schemes have been drafted to sole water scarcity in rural areas. As many as 1530 projects have been launched in the district and Rs 28.80 crore has been provided. Thirty-five (35) villages of Kampeet, Hingna and Nagpur Gramin Tehsil are being provided water through tankers (9 tankers for 4 villages of Kamptee; 12 tankers for 20 villages of Hingna and 27 tankers for 11 villages of Nagpur Gramin).