The locality of Ganga Mandir is prone to jaundice and the residents are affected by the waterborne diseases every year due to the contaminated drinking water.
After Puri became country’s first city to have a 24x7 drink from tap facility, the State government has now started executing the project in Bhubaneswar.
Earlier, three lakh houses in the State did not have drinking water facility.
The level in the Wazirabad pond stood at 670.40 feet on Saturday against the normal level of 674.50 feet.
For residents of Kannagi Nagar, turbid water in drinking water pipes is a common sight. They say the problem has been ongoing for several years.
Rama Rao said that Sunkishala project will ensure permanent raw water for the Krishna drinking water supply schemes and also avoid the need for emergency pumping during the summer season.
Speaking on the occasion, Srinivasa Rao said that drinking water pipelines laid many years ago in various divisions of the constituency were damaged due to leakages.
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Adityanath directed officials to expedite the project. In Bundelkhand, the drinking water project is being implemented at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore.
However, many of the water tanks are not functioning due to lack of maintenance of the solar systems, which were damaged in gales.
Earlier in the day, at a meeting organised by CREDAI in Hyderabad, Rama Rao, without naming AP, said that there were no roads, no power and no water in the neighbouring State.
Tribal Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod instructed officials of ITDA Utnoor and Bhadrachalam, to ensure that there is no shortage of drinking water and electricity in agency areas.
The water level now stands at 105.53 ft, which is enough to supply drinking water for Salem district till June first week.
Large swathes of India are reeling under a punishing heatwave, with temperatures nearing 45-degree mark at several places in the national capital. Heatwave is predicted to turn deadlier in coming days