Citizens are getting worried in many areas due to lack of drinking water
Katni (Nai Duniya representative). Citizens are getting worried for drinking water in the city these days. They are not getting enough water from one time drinking water. Citizens are being disturbed by this. Deep drinking water problem has been deepening in the suburban area including the city. The plans are not being worked out. The drinking water supply of the first Gurunanak ward was interrupted. Here half an hour or sometimes 20 minutes with less force was supplied. There is a drinking water problem in more than a dozen wards of the city.
From April 1, the municipal corporation has supplied drinking water for a time. Citizens told that tax is being collected both time. The water of the Katni river is low. This is causing problems to the people of the city. The problem of drinking water in the suburban area including the city is getting a formidable form, and the officers and district administration, including the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Satyendra Dhakre, are not paying attention to it.
According to the information, the city needs 38 to 40 MLD (mln liter per day) of drinking water. The Municipal Corporation is able to supply only 20 to 22 MLD of drinking water. There are 57 thousand families in the city. In such a situation, a person needs 135 LPCD of drinking water 24 hours a day. Initiatives have been in place since 2016, work on the Narmada Development Authority’s plan to bring water to Katni river has not started yet.
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Problem in these areas
Drinking water is a serious problem in Ramnivas Singh ward. Drinking water is the problem in other places including Jhurratikuria, Kavasji Ward, Durga Temple, Vanshroop Ward, Ghat Tola. Among the citizens, women including Ram Sakhi Bai, Rajkumari Gurjar, Munnani Bai said that equal drinking water is not being supplied. Outgoing Councilor Rajesh Jatav said that the Municipal Corporation is only collecting taxes, not taking any initiative for adequate drinking water. Councilor Rajkishore Yadav said that there is a serious drinking water problem in Indranagar, Saralanagar. Purani has three hand pumps, the worst of it. The line has been laid under the Amrit project, but no connections were made. A water tank has been built at Transportnagar, but has not been commissioned. The pine line was not expanded at Talab Tola. Panna Fold has the same problem. People in Jhinjhri, Sanjay Nagar, Amiganjar are also worried about drinking water. There is also a problem in Nai Basti, Premnagar, Roshan Nagar.
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Necessary steps are being taken in this direction to ensure that citizens do not face problems for drinking water.
Assistant engineer, water supply