Ramana gram panchayat in Chiraigaon block of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi has become the first in Uttar Pradesh to own a RO plant that will supply purified water to locals.
District magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra said, “Ramana is the first gram panchayat in the state to set up a RO plant. Now, purified water is available for Rs 5 per 20 litres that locals can buy.”
Explaining the process, he said locals should deposit Rs 5 with the Jal Mitra of the gram panchayat. The fund collected will be used in maintenance of the plant. He also appealed to locals to save water.
Mishra, who inaugurated the plant on Thursday at the village, commended block development officer Dr Raja Ganpati R who in association with village head Amarnath Yadav took keen interest in bringing up the plant before the deadline. He said if the model succeeds then all gram panchayats will be motivated to set up an RO plant.
He expressed hope that the move by Ramana panchayat will inspire other panchayats in the district to follow suit.