Published On : Thu, Nov 29th, 2018

Mayor reviews drinking water position in city ahead of GBM

Nagpur: In view of General Body Meeting of Nagpur Municipal Corporation slated to be held on Friday, November 30 to discuss acute water problem, Mayor Nanda Jichkar reviewed availability of drinking water and stock the other day.

The Mayor directed officials from Water Works Department to start preparations to handle difficult situation during summer. She expressed displeasure over non-cleaning of 343 wells out of total 784 wells as suggested by Water Works Committee to Public Works Department recently. Instead of cleaning water, the department has flushed water from the well.

Jichkar instructed the Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar to take a review within a week. In the meeting, The Mayor said, Nagpur city is receiving water from Pench reservoir. Additional water will be supplied from Gorewada water storage. However, Pench reservoir does not have sufficient water due to construction of Chourai dam in Madhya Pradesh. Therefore, it is necessary to check all these wells whether the water is potable or not. The civic body should give training to the employees for checking level and quality of water in borewells and wells.

Deputy Mayor Deepraj Pardikar, Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar, Water Committee Chairman Vijay Jhalke, Deputy Leader in NMC Narendra Borkar, senior Corporators Sunil Agrawal, Sangita Girhe, Additional Municipal Commissioner Ram Joshi, Deputy Municipal Commissioner Aziz Sheikh, Superintending Engineer Manoj Talewar, Executive Engineer Pradeep Rajgire, Assistant Municipal Commissioners Prakash Warhade, Ashok Patil, Mahesh Morone, Suvarna Dakhne, Smita Kale, KMP Singh, Rahul Kalara, Ray and Rahul Kulkarni were also present in the meeting.