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BJP slams State for drinking water problems in city

Bharatiya Janata Party state president G Kishan Reddy on Monday slammed the state government for its failure to address the problem of shortage of drinking water in the State capital.

Talking to media persons at Assembly media point, Kishan Reddy said although 12 percent population of the State were living in the capital, the government has failed to announce a concrete action plan to tackle the drinking water woes of people in the twin-cities. The government has totally failed to explain as to what steps were being taken to resolve the drinking water problem in the state budget of Rs 1.45 lakh crore, he said.

Demanding allotment of sufficient funds to tackle the water woes on war-footing basis, he said residents, especially those living in outskirts and newly formed layouts, were forced to live in a pathetic condition. They are not getting water supply even for two days in a week, he said. He asked as to how the government could implement its promise of 24×7 water supply promised during the elections.

Though the government has been convening meetings with the water board officials on regular basis, there was no proper action plan to resolve the woes of people, he stated.

With Water Board not in a position to pay salaries of its employees, he asked how it could solve water problem of people. He said that the BJP staged walk out from the House in protest against the government’s irresponsible reply on the issue.

BJP Floor Leader Lakshmi Narayana condemned the state government for allotting Rs 30 crore in the budget for drawing water from the Krishna River phase III, which costs Rs 1,670 crore. With meager allocation of funds how the government could complete the project and when it would supply water to the State capital, he asked. (INN)

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