Mayor allots only 2 hrs in special GB meet to discuss water scarcity

Nagpur: Mayor Nanda Jichkar has finally convened a special general body meeting on November 30 to discuss the grim water situation in the city.
On October 20, corporators had demanded a discussion on NMC’s preparedness on water scarcity for the upcoming summer , following scanty rainfall this season.
Ruling party leader Sandip Joshi then assured the elected representatives of convening a special general body meeting on November 3 to discuss the issue.
“During the October 20 general body meeting, BJP corporator Deepak Chaudhary had suggested to do a havan for water scarcity in the city,” Ghodeswar he said, adding, “But the ruling party is not serious about the issue.” Ghodeswar said nothing happened even after raising the water crisis issue before the House.
“A special meeting of general body for entire day should be convened to discuss the issue to prevent any crisis during summers.
Recently, senior independent corporator Abha Pande too submitted a letter to Jichkar demanding a special general body meeting over the issue.
Accepting water crisis to some extent, Zalke said, “We are already working and ensuring that citizens do not suffer water scarcity.” The mayor has convened the November 30 House to discuss proposals submitted by the town planning department of widening Kamptee and Wardha roads for Nagpur Metro Rail Project.
Against the demand of 680 MLD water per day, the city is pumping and supplying 60 MLD less.
However, the demand for the city is around 680 MLD, said a senior official.
“This summer, NMC had withdrawn 710 MLD water during summer season,” he added.

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