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Water For Cyclone Zones

  

Pratap Jena Minister Panchayatiraj & Drinking Water, Housing & Urban Development said "We will ensure that overhead tanks in rural and urban areas are filled up to their capacity and ensure that all get potable drinking water during and after the cyclone.
Mr Jena took a review of arrangements made in view of the cyclone Amphan by PR&DW and H&UD Department in Lok Seba Bhawan today. Speaking to Media after the review he informed that Odisha Government is fully geared to face the cyclone and has made all arrangements to ensure drinking water supply in all panchayats and urban areas in the event of possible power failure due to cyclone .
Panchayat Raj & Drinking Water and Housing & Urban departments are fully geared up to face the impending cyclone. We had a review meeting today on how supply of drinking water can be ensured in all panchayats and urban areas in the event of disruption of power supply due to cyclone, said Mr.Jena.
 Sharing details of the preparedness, the Minister said that diesel gensets have been provided to all panchayats and urban areas wherever drinking water projects are in existence. Also arrangements have been made to provide drinking water through tankers and in some villages we have placed PVC tanks and filled them with water so that it can last for at least 4-5 days, he added.
"We will ensure that overhead tanks in rural and urban areas are filled up to their capacity and ensure that all get potable drinking water," Mr.Jena asserted. Moreover, arrangements have been made to provide food and drinking water to evacuees at cyclone shelters through the block administration apart from provision of generators at these shelters, he added.
"As many as 7,600 cyclone shelters have been kept in readiness. We can accommodate around 11-12 lakh in these shelters if the need so arises. We are especially focussing on 4-5 districts-Bhadrak, Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj though our attention will be on all coastal districts," the Minister pointed out. Both the block administration in rural areas and Urban Local Bodies in urban areas are fully geared for the cyclone, evacuation and provision of food and shelter  to evacuees at the cyclone shelters, he added.
Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development G.Mathi Vathanan , Principal Secretary Panchayti Raj & Drinking Water DRK Singh , Director Drinking Water , Director Municipal Administration and Other Senior Officers were present in the meeting held in Lok Seba Bhawan today.
 
 


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