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Kavundampalayam, Vadavalli To Overcome Drinking Water Scarcity
Source :   The Hindu City :  Coimbatore Published Date :   19-06-2010  

The Rs.30-crore Bhavani Combined Water Supply Scheme will meet a persistent demand from the residents of Kavundampalayam Municipality and Vadavalli Town Panchayat for regular supply of drinking water, the local bodies said on Thursday.

After Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin inaugurated the supply on Tuesday, the local bodies on the city western border are hopeful of getting out of a more than a decade-old drinking water scarcity for at least another 10 years......

Rajasthan Introduces Water Supply Reforms For Better Irrigation
Source :   The Hindu City :  Jaipur Published Date :   19-06-2010  

The Rajasthan Government has introduced wide-ranging reforms in the supply of water from the major canal systems to farmers for irrigation after identifying the shortcomings in a recent survey and amended the procedure for providing turns for water supply till the tail-end.

According to Principal Water Resources Secretary Ram Lubhaya, Water Consumer Associations in villages will decide the turn of farmers following the issue of permanent slips to them in the command areas of Gang Canal, Bhakhra Canal and Indira Gandhi Canal......

Board Blamed For Dirty Water
Source :   Deccan Chronicle City :  Hyderabad Published Date :   19-06-2010  

Elected representatives including MPs, MLCs and MLAs from the city on Thursday accused officials of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board HMWS&SB of failing to stop polluted drinking water from being supplied to the city. They also alleged that the Board was giving wrong figures on the amount of water being supplied to the city every day.

The MIM MLAs, Mr Mumtaz Ahmed Khan and Mr Virasat Rasool Khan, said that several areas in Yakutpura and nampally were receiving “coloured” water. Desilting of sewer lines had not been done properly due to which the drains were over-flowing. In addition to that a large number of manholes were not covered......

Withdraw Action Plan On Drinking Water Project
Source :   Deccan Herald City :  Madikeri Published Date :   19-06-2010  

Zilla Panchayat meeting directed Zilla Panchayat engineering division to withdraw an action plan of Rs 9.86 crore submitted to the government as an alternative to the aleady submitted action plan of Rs 12.96 crore for drinking water project during 2009-10.

Zilla Panchayat President and members took ZP engineering division Executive Engineer Keshavamurthy to task for sending the action plan without discussing it with MLA, ZP President or members.  In 2009-10, the ZP had submitted an action plan of Rs 12.96 crore for drinking water projects in the district. Later, a delegation led by Speaker K G Bopaiah, MLA M P Appacchuranjan, ZP President had met Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, demanding to release the funds, who in turn had responded positively for the same. .....

11 Fall Ill After Drinking Contaminated Water
Source :   Deccan Herald City :  Bangalore Published Date :   09-06-2010  

Of the 11 persons who displayed symptoms of water contamination like diarrhoea and vomiting, two were treated by the BBMP health officers while nine including two children were admitted to a private nursing home, said the Palike Zonal Health Officer T Devaki. Four patients have already been discharged and the remaining five are being treated and recovering, she said, adding that ORS sachets and Tetracycline tablets were distributed to all residents of the Hanumanthappa colony and adjacent areas as a precautionary measure. She said it appears it was a case of water contamination. Water samples were sent to Public Health Institute for analysis and the report was awaited, she said......

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