Jamshedpur, March 5: The drinking water and sanitation department (DW&SD) is set to start the second phase of piped water supply system in Mango soon. In view of the summer onset, steps are being taken to ensure proper water supply this season.
This was informed here on Sunday by the state Food and Supplies Minister Saryu Rai at a press conference. He informed that Rs 35 crore had been allotted to Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC) for this project and the civic body is getting a detail project report (DPR) ready for this purpose.
Addressing media-persons, Rai, who represents Jamshedpur West assembly constituency, said in the first phase of mega drinking water project, the department had set a target to provide piped water facility to 17,650 households.
He said after the second phase of the water supply project will cover the entire Mango area starting from Pardih to Baliguma.
The Minister said he had also instructed the department concerned to repair all the 255 tube-wells under MNAC area and 178 tube-wells falling under the Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) by the end of March.
“In view of the upcoming summer season, we are taking several initiatives to cope with water crisis. Apart from the mending of the tube-wells, we have decided that the residents in need of drinking water get the supply through tankers,” said the minister.
Rai said that keeping in view the drinking water requirements for Mango, the drinking water and sanitation department had decided to construct one more water reservoir at Gandhi Maidan soon. He said the department authorities concerned were taking necessary steps to ensure that the residents of Mango do not have to face water crisis in the next 100 years.
Earlier in the day, Rai, who convened a meeting with the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Amit Kumar, officials of various departments at the local Circuit House to discuss the present status of water supply to the residents and to chalk out steps needed to be taken to cope up with the summer.
The Minister said the utility company Jusco had carried out the maintenance and supply work of Mango water supply project for two years, but this time the company did not participate in the tender process for continuing the maintenance and water supply work at Mango. He said there are several competent agencies in the field of water supply and that the water supply to Mango residents will be made in a smooth manner.
Rai said the government should not depend on any private company like Jusco for such work which can be carried out effectively by the government agency. He further informed that the Baliguma power sub-station which was supposed to be started from March 15 this year will get functional by the end of the month.