Raipur: At a time when the state is reeling from severe water crunch, a District Forest Officer (DFO) in Sukma in Raipur is drawing flak from all quarters for having a swimming pool in his government allotted accommodation.
DFO Rajesh Chandel holds a government bungalow in Raipur that is said to have a functional swimming pool and to maintain the same hundred of litres of water is being wasted on a regular basis.
The Congress condemned the blatant wastage of water and called for strict action against the officer.
" Sukma is a drought hit area. The govt must take action against him. He should be removed from his post. It is hard to understand that how can he spent huge amount water on this swimming pool when people are suffering due to water scarcity. It shows how officials are indifferent toward the people," Congress leader Ramesh Varlyani told ANI.
Meanwhile, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dubbed the water wastage by the DFO as illegal and assured strict action against him.
"This is absolutely illegal. The government has taken due cognizance of the case. Action shall be taken against the DFO. I think the government officer must stay in their limit," BJP leader Shrichand Sundrani said.