Ensuring safe drinking water tops govt priority: Daharia

Raipur, May 30: Minister for Urban Administration and Labour Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia said that to provide sufficient potable drinking water to residents of city tops government’s priority. He said that water is easily available for the citizens and for this a work plan should be prepared. It is making cities free from supply of water through tankers, the facility of ‘Nal-Jal’ should be ensured in all the houses. He said that during summer season there should not be any problem of drinking water crisis and for this corrective measures should be taken. Dr Daharia said that there should be fire-fighting facilities in all the high-rise buildings in urban bodies and on this special attention should be paid. In all high-rise buildings, use of fire-extinguisher should be made mandatory and the rules and regulations should be strict adhered.
Dr Daharia was speaking at the review of progress of urban boies in Jagdalpur area of Bastar division here on Thursday. On this occasion Dr Daharia gave instructions to suspend Sub-Engineer of Nagar Palika Kanker Hemant Dewangan of withdrawal of funds through fake signatures and embezzlement of funds by Revenue Inspector Kondagaon Nagar Palika Nigam Birju Sonberkar.
In the meeting Dr Daharia said that revenue recovery is an important aspect of smooth functioning and organised development of any Urban Body. The revenue generated from this is spent on various development works in the city and therefore awareness should be created among the people for timely payment of their taxes. He said that the tax-payers should be informed online or through SMS about their outstanding payments. Dr Daharia said that for conserving cattle and for economic growth of villages in traditional manner, the government is working on the concept of ‘Narva, Garva, Ghurva and Bari’. He said that the urban areas in the city where dairies are functional, should be shifted at one place and laid emphasis on keeping the stray cattle by forming ‘Charagah kendra’ in line with ‘Gouthan’.
Dr Daharia on this occasion also reviewed about the infrastructure development and ongoing construction work and half completed works of Urban Bodies and directed to complete the same within stipulated time and ensure quality in its construction work. He also directed to construct ‘pucca’ houses for urban poor under PM Aawas Yojana (urban). The meeting was attended by Dy. Secretary Urban administration department R Ekka, Joint Director PB Kashi, SDO Rajesh Patre, CE Bhagirathi Verma, Sanjeev Vyovhar, and Chief nagar Palika officers and engineers from all urban bodies of Bastar division.

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