शुक्रवार को रायपुर नगर निगम के प्रथम तल एमआईसी हॉल में समान्य सभा की बैठक आयोजित की गई। बैठक की शुरुआत में जनप्रतिनिधयों के तरफ से लोगों को मिल रहे गंदे पानी को लेकर सवाल रखे। गंदे पानी की समस्या को लेकर सामान्य सभा में जमकर हंगामा हुआ। समान्य सभा में करीब दो दर्जन से अधिक सवाल लगाया गया।
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today morning inaugurated 'Jaldaan Utsav' in Mandir Hasaud near capital city Raipur. He switched on the motor pump and released water from empty ballast quarry to canals for villages, which are going through water crisis.
The Chhattisgarh State Government had made all preparations to strengthen Union Government's Water Conservation and Management policy of ''Jal Kranti Abhiyaan'' (Water Revolution Mission). Fifty-four severe water scarce villages have been selected for the Mission. Two villages from each of the 27 districts have been selected for the purpose. Water Resources Department Secretary Dr. B.L. Tewari held a meeting of the State-level Committee on Tuesday at the Data Centre. He reviewed the steps taken to implement the 'Jal Kranti Abhiyaan' in the State.
Quality of water sources in all 27 districts of state is being tested. This was informed at a meeting of the Committee of State Water and Sanitation Mission (SWSM) held at Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan) Naya Raipur on Saturday. Chairing the meeting Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand told the officials to conduct regular testing of water quality in hand pumps and nal jal schemes of Public Health Engineering Department. The Chief Secretary also reviewed drinking water testing technique. He told the officials to speed of works of construction of lavatories in villages under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.
A special drive has been initiated in Kabeerdham (Kawardha) district on instructions of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh to provide regular supply of safe drinking water to people of Baiga tribe, living in hilly and forested areas of Chhattisgarh. Under this drive, 50 hamlets in Pandariya and Bodla block have been earmarked for solving the problem of water shortage. In the same sequence, tube well digging and hand pump installation work is underway in these hamlets at war footing. Five drilling machines and a crawler machine have been deployed for the aforementioned purpose.
To facilitate safe drinking water supply in rural areas, anicut-based group water supply schemes will be started soon in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has instructed the officials of Water Resource and Public Health Engineering Department to chalk out phase-wise action plan for the purpose. Dr Singh said that in the first phase, a minimum of 1000 villages should be earmarked and connected to the nearby anicuts through pipelines to provide safe drinking water supply.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has instructed National Minerals Development Corporation (NMDC)- a public undertaking of central government, to take effective measures for controlling water pollution in rivers and ponds, caused during the process of blasting in mines of Bailadila Iron-Ore Project.
In a view to stop water logging in Saddu and Daldal-Seoni during the approaching monsoon season, Mayor Dr. Kiran Mayee Nayak convened a meeting of higher officials of Public Works Department and Chhattisgarh Housing Board on Tuesday. The Mayor has expressed her concern over the graving issue causing hindrance to the residence of above mentioned areas.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh directed the officials to test the possibilities of providing potable water by pumping water, from Madsilli, a nearly natural lake, to the residents of village Jawahar Nagar under Gram Panchayat Khamharpali in Sarangarh development block of Raigarh district. During the weekly Jandarshan programme held on Thursday at the official residence of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, villagers from Jawahar Nagar appraised the Chief Minister about their problems.
Housing and Environment Minister Rajesh Munat informed the house that NMDC steel Plant, which is coming-up in Nagarnar, requires 6,000 cusec meter water during construction and while in operation the plant will need 147120 cusec meter water per day. The water will be supplied by through the pipline from Indravati and Sabri Rivers.