Friday, January 10, 2020

Water shortage started early Summer 2020?


TMI Bureau
Port Blair, Jan 7: Many parts of the city and its suburbs are started facing acute shortage of drinking water early summer this year, despite awareness campaigns about the various water conservation measures during July and August 2019 as part of "Jal Shakthi Abhiyans" in the entire A&N Islands.
However, water starved residents of these areas are having a tough time without bath for days together. The bigger families are facing even tougher situation. Many households are compelled to purchase bottled water for cooking and even taking bath.
The Port Blair Municipal Council Secretary, Mr. Suneel Anchipaka told agencies that he was seized of the situation and all possible steps are being taken to minimize people's difficulties. He named a number of areas where the people are facing severe water scarcity. These include Dairy Farm, Buniyadabad, Junglighat, Goalghar etc.
The PBMC Secretary further said that as one of the measures to tide over the water shortage, multiple water connections will not be given to the applicants during lean season. Anchipaka also urged the public to conserve water. He said that as an immediate step, drinking water will be supplied through tankers.
"We have five water tankers and three more will be hired from private parties for supplying drinking water in different areas during the dry season. At the same time, only raw water will be supplied for other activities such as construction and gardening. People should realize the importance of precious water and try not to waste it," advised the civic body Secretary.

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