Drinking Water dept on a mission mode, to repair 4500 hand-pumps

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    Jamshedpur: Drinking water and sanitation department officials of the city on Friday claimed that there is no crisis of driving water whether it be in rural areas or urban areas.

    The superintending engineer of the department Rajendra Prasad, addressing scribes at a press conference, said the department was supplying sufficient water to people both in rural and urban areas.

    In rural areas, the per capita consumption of water is 40 litre while in urban areas the daily requirement per capital is 100 litre. Our department is supplying enough water to the citizens on a daily basis,” said Prasad.

    Prasad said the department had started repair of hand-pumps in the affected areas besides carrying out deep boring in certain areas. Nodal officers have been deputed in all blocks in order to provide relief to the people.

    “In the district, we are going to carry out 19 deep borings, 310 handpump installations and repair of 950 old handpumps. The government has provided funds for this purpose. Water is being supplied in the urban areas of Mango, Bagbera, Jugsalai and Adityapur under the four water supply schemes.

    In rural areas, there are a total of 22500 hand-pumps, out of which 18,000 are in functional state. The remaining hand-pumps would be repaired. For speedy repairs, we have pressed into service 22 vehicles to reach various places,” said Prasad.

    The superintending engineer said the citizens may contact the department on helpline numbers ‘8271659776’ and ‘9234248812’ of the control room set up to give relief to them from water scarcity in the summer season.

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