Hamirpur, April 17
The prolonged dry spell has resulted in poor supply of drinking water in the district. People have to tread several kilometres to fetch water for their daily needs.
Notably, there has been no rain in the district from almost a month and many of the water schemes were unable to meet the requirements. There were over 100 water supply schemes in the district that were constructed after spending over Rs 500 crore.
Sources said a multi-crore water supply scheme was yet to take-off in the district. Pipes purchased for the scheme were lying unutilised for the past one year near the residence of the Deputy Commissioner. Another water supply scheme that was being constructed at the Beas river basin was waiting for completion. The scheme was to supply water to over 100 villages of the Badsar constituency.
Subhash Chaudhary, Superintendent Engineer of the Irrigation and Public Health, said the IPH was trying its best to meet the water requirement of the public and water would be supplied by tankers to the affected areas.
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