Govt tenders apology before Orissa High Court
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 13:37
Cuttack: The Orissa government has tendered an unconditional apology before the High Court here for being unable to comply with its order over providing drinking water facilities in anganwadi centres in May.

S N Tripathy, Principal Secretary in Rural Development Department, in an affidavit filed in the court yesterday said only 1,316 tubewells could be dug by the stipulated deadline of June 30.

The government attributed the onset of monsoon as the reason for not being able to meet the deadline and tendered an unconditional apology as the court in its last order had warned of action against erring officials.

Earlier, the court after expressing displeasure over the issue had asked the government to ensure that drinking water facilities were available in all 8000-odd anganwadi centres.

It had also directed the government to go for e-tender and take the help of any agency to dig bore wells in anganwadi centers located in both government and private accommodations.

A Division bench comprising of Chief Justice V Goplala Gowda and Justice B N Mohapatra had passed the order on a PIL that is being adjudicated by the court for the last four months.


First Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 13:37

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