Haryana to Deploy 2000 Tankers to Supply Water in Rural Areas

Chief Minister directed that use of drinking water for purposes like washing cars, gardening, and in construction works be made punishable.

Published: 23rd April 2016 01:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 01:06 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said 2,000 tankers of Public Health Engineering and Urban Local Bodies Departments would be deployed to ensure adequate supply of drinking water in the water-deficient villages of the state during the summer.

Presiding over a meeting to review preparedness for supply, Khattar said there shouldn't be problem of drinking water, especially in the months of April, May, and June.

The Chief Minister directed that use of drinking water for purposes like washing cars, gardening, and in construction works be made punishable.

All the deputy commissioners would be asked to strictly enforce this provision.

He directed Additional Chief Secretary, PHED, Alok Nigam, to hold a video conference meeting with all DCs and superintending engineers to ascertain the water requirement in the villages for the purpose of supply through tankers.

He also directed the Urban Local Bodies department to supply water through tankers in those urban slums and unauthorised colonies where water is not being supplied by Municipal Corporation or PHED.

The CM was informed that all superintending engineers have been authorised to make water available through tankers in those areas where it is not being supplied due to any reason.

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