To prevent drinking water wastage, Haryana proposes task force

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Taking note of incidents of wastage of drinking water and unauthorised use of ground water, the Haryana government on Friday announced strict measures would be taken to curb such happenings and directed task forces be set up for the purpose.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday directed that district level Special Task Force (STF) units be constituted and an extensive campaign be launched, especially during the month of June and July, to keep a check on the wastage of drinking water in both rural and urban areas.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Water Supply and Sewerage Board here.

Khattar said directed that strict against should be taken against those involved in pilferage of water by using submersible water pumps in rural areas through ‘kundi’ connections.

“Initially such people would be encouraged to take metered connections and in case they continue with the practice of unauthorised ‘Kundi’ connections, an FIR should be registered against them,” he said.



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