Ranchi: For every bucket of water that
you use in Ranchi, you might have to soon shell out a token
amount of money to the government.
"To prevent wastage there are plans to introduce
(consumption charges of) fifty paise or Re 1 per bucket of
water. We will work it out after discussing with the
authorities of the municipal corporation on what should be the
exact amount," Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren told
reporters here today.
The government estimates that around thirty percent of
water is being wasted through the 172 public water supply
points in the city.
"Committees comprising ward members will be formed to
monitor proper water service without any wastage," Soren, who
also holds the drinking and sanitation portfolio, said.
"Water to Ranchi is catered from three reservoirs.
While Getalsud reservoir has water till June, Hatia and Kanke
reservoirs can cater water till February and March
respectively," he said and expected a good monsoon next year
after two drought years.
Stating that there would a weekly review on the
drinking water problem, he asked people not to waste water nor
create panic at water crisis as the government was prepared to
meet any eventuality.