Even as the summer has just set in, the district administration is gearing up to deal with water crisis which is a perennial problem here.
The coal rich Jharsuguda district registers a record number of sunstroke cases every year.
On Sunday, Collector BP Sahoo held a meeting with the officials of OPGC, Ind-Barath and MCL in this regard. He told the stakeholders to be prepared to handle the impending situation.
The Collector told the company representatives to provide water tankers for the locals of mining areas. A total of 25 mobile teams have been deployed to check the water tanks and pipes in order to repair them on time.
Besides, the schools have also been asked to start morning classes. The CDMO has also been asked to ensure that all the hospitals in the rural and urban areas of the district allocate independent rooms for treatment of sunstroke related cases.
All the district officials including ADM,PD DRDA, CDMO and Executive officers present at the meeting were given necessary directions in this regard.