Civic chief silent on water woes

Even as the new Mayor is yet to take a grip over municipal affairs, the Collector is expected to release ad hoc assistance soon to mitigate the problem Chittoor: Drinking water is being sold at Chittoor and private tankers are minting money.
The existing bore wells have become defunct and their yields have also receded abnormally.
People of the city crave for getting the normal water apart from drinking water.
The newly elected Chittoor Mayor K Hemalatha is yet to understand the miseries of the public on this issue as she is said to be quite new to the politics as well as the issues of the city.
Asked to comment over the prevailing scarcity of drinking water in the city Chittoor Municipal Commissioner G. Subramanyam admitted that there was consistent demand for more drinking water supply in the city since several decades “The water levels in NTR Jalasayam are receding very fast due to unbearable heat and adverse seasonal condition.
Transportation of water is only the alternative for the municipal administration to ensure the water needs of the city to a little extent.
But paucity of funds makes the civic body incompetent to tackle the water management “he added.
District Collector Pradyumna is expected to review the prevailing drinking water scarcity in all the Municipal towns and corporations with in a couple of days.
It is expected that he would release the adhoc assistance to Chittoor Municipal Corporation for resuming the transportation of water in the city.

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