Severe water crisis in jaundice-hit areas of Chhattisgarh capital
water crisis has been reported from many jaundice-affected colonies of the
state capital, including DD Nagar. Water tankers pressed into service by the
municipal corporation are said to be insufficient. About 50 to 100 people
gather around a single tanker for filling water. Looking to the water crisis
many people are forced to leave their houses and move to other areas.
jaundice affected new patients from DD Nagar, Lakhe Nagar, Baijnathpara, Nehru
Nagar, Jagannath Nagar, Ramsagar Para, Purani Basti, Dharam Nagar, Bhatagaon
and various other colonies of the state capital are attending the camps daily.
They are taking treatment at the camps organised by the health department and
the Municipal Corporation, whereas, dozens of patients approached private
doctors. After the death of jaundice patients and the spread of the disease in
new areas, the Municipal Corporation administration is now in search of the drinking
water pipeline laid adjacent to the sewage lines and nullahs. Pipelines are
considered to be the reason behind the spread of the disease.
It has been said
that for the past few days the corporation staff have been engaged in
separating drinking water pipelines from the nullahs in DD Nagar. New pipelines
are being laid there. In the meanwhile, drinking water crisis has started in
the area. Only 50 water tankers are being sent there for the 1,500 houses of
the area daily, which troubles the people much. Many people are forced to leave
their homes because of water crisis, whereas, some others take houses on rent
in far-flung colonies.
Only one water
tanker of the corporation reached the Hanuman Nagar Kalibadi on Monday, where a
crowd of dozens gathered with pipes to draw water from the tanker. The
gathering had created a stampede like situation there. The condition of other
jaundice-affected areas is the same. People are troubled with the supply of
contaminated water. Many of them were complaining about it with the corporation
administration, following which pipelines were changed in some areas and
repaired in some other places.
Ram Singh, Municipal commissioner Avanish Kumar Sharan and other officers have
been visiting the jaundice-affected areas continuously and taking account of
the situation. They have also visited the jaundice-affected patients in
commissioner Dr JR Soni said that total pipelines of DD Nagar have been changed
and in other areas, damaged pipelines were being repaired or changed. Water
tankers were also being sent to the affected areas, he added.
The chairman of
water department of the corporation, Jaggu Singh Thakur said that the
corporation has 17 tankers and about 20 tankers have been taken on rent. As
such, drinking water supply is being done through about 40 tankers in these
colonies. One tanker takes about 10 turns per day. He said that water crisis is
there in such a vast city, but efforts are being made to solve this problem in