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Ensure safe drinking water for residents: DC tells MC

Deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari has directed the officials of municipal corporation and all nagar councils in the district to ensure continuous supply of safe drinking water to residents.

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2013 19:39 IST
HT Correspondent

Deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari has directed the officials of municipal corporation and all nagar councils in the district to ensure continuous supply of safe drinking water to residents.


He also directed the officials concerned to ensure cleanliness in the city, adding that waste should be properly disposed of so that diseases can be prevented.

The direction came during a meeting led by the deputy commissioner (DC) regarding ongoing developmental works in the district at Bachat Bhawan on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the DC said Rs 20.64 crore were spent on various development works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

He said Ludhiana stood first in Punjab for providing employment to 24,639 persons under MGNREGA. He also appreciated additional deputy commissioner Rishipal Singh and other officials for their work in implementing the MGNREGA scheme.

Tewari said all officials should ensure their presence in offices from 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so that the public do not face inconvenience in getting their work done. He said if any official did not follow these instructions, strict action would be taken against him or her.

The DC said the project to install sewerage system, sewerage treatment plant and water supply had been completed up to 70% in Jagraon, adding that the remaining work would be completed by July 31.

The sewerage installation work will be completed till June 30 in Macchiwara, he said, adding that the bridge over Satluj river in Mattewara would be completed by December this year.

Tewari further said the district health department had made smart cards of 14,500 underprivileged families for Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana under which they could get free treatment up to Rs 30,000 per year in 13 government and nine private hospitals in the district.

He appreciated Dr AK Handa, deputy medical commissioner, who was recently awarded as best individual performer of 2013 for Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) Scheme.