Hyderabad: The Chief Minister Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, today sanctioned Rs. 35 crores towards the contingency plan for drinking water supply during this summer. Out of this, Rs.15 crores is for the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) and Rs.20 crores towards drinking water supply in other Urban Local Bodies.
The Chief Minister also directed the HMWS&SB to supply water on alternate days in areas under Alwal, Malkajgiri, Qutbullapur, Kapra and Uppal where the drinking water is now being supplied once in 3 days and once in 5 days only.
The Chief Minister said that as there is no problem for availability of water, the HMWS&SB authorities should chalk out immediate action plans to supply water on alternate days in these areas. The Chief Minister also asked the Board officials to collect random samples of water on a daily basis from different areas in the city and the result should be made known to public on every Monday.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that due to power breakdowns during summer, there are problems of pumping and supply of water in some areas. They said there is also discoloration of water in Himayatsagar and Osmansagar due to submerging of vegetation. Scientists tested the samples and found that the discoloration is not harmful. The Board is taking steps to control this too. Dedicated power supply feeders are required at Mailardevpally, Singur and Krishna Phase-I & II and a comprehensive plan is prepared and sent to Disaster Management department for sanction under calamity relief fund, they said.
The Chief Minister also directed the AP Transco to supply power without interruptions for drinking water supplies.
Minister for Municipal Administration, M. Maheedhar Reddy, Minister for Labour, D. Nagender, Principal Secretary, MA&UD, T S Appa Rao, MD, HMWS&SB, M. Jagadeeshwar, Commissioner, Disaster Management, T Radha, Secretary, Finance, S.E. Sekhar Babu, Secretary to CM, K S Jawahar Reddy, Special Secretary to CM, S S Rawat and other officials attended the meeting.(NSS)