Gehlot directs PHED to ensure smooth supply of drinking water
Jaipur: As the war on Corona drags on, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has been maintaining that we will have to adapt ourselves to live with Corona. Keeping with the trend, Gehlot chaired a review meeting of the PHED department on Thursday and directed for smooth supply of drinking water and to speed up the repairing works of hand pumps and tube wells in the summer season.
He asked to make an action plan to reduce the time in such areas where drinking water is supplied once in three days and ensure that people get water at least once in 48 hours.
As the temperature is on a hike, the Chief Minister reviewed the drinking water arrangements across the state through video conference. “The demand for water will increase in summers and the State Government’s priority is that people should get uninterrupted supply of drinking water.
We will make all possible efforts that no one remains thirsty in this summer season”, he said. The Chief Minister has asked officials to ensure supply of quality drinking water and be prepared to supply drinking water through tankers in case of demand.
He has asked to give approval for hand pump and tube well wherever required and complete the repairing works on time. He stressed on water conservation along with water harvesting. “Large number of labourers have become unemployed during lockdown.
Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Water Resources and Energy Department should search possibilities to give work to these labourers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in their projects,” Gehlot stressed.
The Chief Minister also directed the District Collector and PHED principal secretary to hold weekly review meeting and monthly review at state level under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary.
He asked to redress the complaints pertaining to drinking water on time. He also directed to ensure electricity supply by repairing the electricity supply lines that have been damaged recently in the dust storm.