Fu** JUSCO they have spoilt whole Mysore for that shit 24*7 Water supply thing funded under JNNURM.....Dusty roads,broken pavements...God save Mysore...Its a total EyesoreI think JUSCO is digging kolkata's sector V currently for giving it 24x7 water supply. Currently lot of traffic jams due to that work but hopefully water supply will be better once the work is over.
classic Indian mentality..."Im going to get whats mine, everyone else be damned." Then again there is only so much a poor river can take.That's because the people who dump the sewage into the river don't care about those who bathe in it. It's as simple as that.
TOITNN, Jul 31, 2010, 10.06pm IST
MANGALORE: An initiative taken by DK zilla panchayat to meter rural water supply in the district has caught the fancy of department of drinking water supply, Union ministry of rural development. Presentations made by P Shivashankar, chief executive officer of the ZP at an international seminar in New Delhi on May 24, and subsequent presentations at regional seminars have convinced mandarins of the ministry about its efficacy.
The department is now pushing to replicate this endeavour at an all India level, where rural water supply is likely to be metered. The zilla panchayat took up this initiative on a pilot project basis in Kinnigoli, Haleyangadi, Thokur, and Golthamajalu gram panchayat. Riding on its success, the zilla panchayat has so far ensured partial metering of drinking water connections in 127 out of 203 gram panchayats in Dakshina Kannada district.
The spatial distribution of habitats in the district makes operation and maintenance of drinking water schemes implemented by the panchayat a challenging task, Shivashankar told reporters at an interaction meet organised by Dakshina Kannada District Working Journalists' Association. "We see a lot of water going waste in many places, and there are issues of inequitable distribution of water and rates charged to end users," he noted.
The zilla panchayat has so far succeeded in fixing meters to 39,000 out of the 86,000-odd rural water connections in the district. "The World Bank too is taking interest in projecting the initiative taken up by us," he said, adding that the Union ministry through the department is likely to come out with a policy statement on implementing this initiative, specifying the role of government, and the people while undertaking this mammoth exercise.
Another challenge, Shivashankar said is ensuring water source continuity to the 1,800-odd drinking water schemes functional in the district. "We will be implementing source continuity initiatives in gram panchayats in Bantwal and Mangalore taluk at an estimated cost of Rs 2.5 crore during the current monsoon," he said adding that the panchayat was awaiting government nod for this expenditure. The results may be evident next summer.