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3:08 pm - Monday October 21, 3985

Implement work plan to tackle drought promptly : PR Minister

Bhopal : Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today apprised himself with departmental work plan from officials related to drought situation in Rewa district in his charge.

Dr. Mishra instructed all officers to be alert and ensure prompt implementation of the work plan to tackle drought. He told them to get canals, ponds, stop dams etc. in the district repaired so that these could be filled with Bansagar water and people get adequate supply of water. All efforts should be made to save ponds. Handpumps should be functional to ensure supply of drinking water.

Canals should be repaired so that water is available from Bansagar for irrigation. Minister in charge Dr. Mishra directed Public Health Engineering Department officials to ensure prompt repair of non-functioning hand pumps, increase riser pipes in hand pumps under the work plan to tackle drought situation.

Hand pump mechanics should be appointed to repair non-functioning hand pumps in the villages. Dr. Mishra said the work plan should be prepared for making water, fodder available for cattle in the district and arrangements should be ensured.

Departmental officials presented the work plan to tackle drought on the occasion. Public representatives who attended the meeting gave suggestions. It was told at the meeting that so far 23 percent less rainfall has been recorded in the ongoing rainy season in Rewa district. Detailed information of sowing, crop, Girdawari etc. in the district was given at the meeting.

Posted in: Bhopal

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