Water crisis: Govt forms zonal-level monitoring teams

  • | Tuesday | 18th June, 2019

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: To tackle the ongoing water crisis, the State government has assigned monitoring teams at the zonal level in Chennai, said SP Velumani, Minister for Municipal Administration and Water Supply, according to a statement from the Directorate of Information and Public Relations on Monday. “Corporation and Metro Water officials working on issues related to water supply in all 200 wards, will be monitored by their superiors through this app. In the last three years, a total of Rs 15,838 crore has been set aside by the state government for various ongoing water supply augmentation projects. “Through the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme alone,18 works regarding water supply are being carried out at the cost of Rs 6,496 crore. Take up rainwater harvesting: RamadossChennai: The PMK has urged to take up rainwater harvesting to tackle water crisis.

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