Mahoba, May 3 (UNI) To ensure availability of potable water in this drought affected district falling under Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, the district administration has started 'water rationing.' The distribution of drinking water through tanks under the vigil of policemen has already started here, sources said.
The district administration has assured four buckets of safe water per head in the district, where people are suffering the most especially during the ongoing blistering summer season.
The continuous decline in water extraction capacity of 12 tubewells and failure in getting any water crisis solution in the urban area having a populous of 1.5 lakh has further left the district administration worried.
Overseeing the failure of water supply through pipelines, Water works has pressed into servive 12 additional water tanks.
A scheme has also been prepared, whereby, in conjested roads, water would be distributed through small vehicles and drums.
District Magistrate Vijay Vishwas today informed '' the city needs nearby 14 lakh litres water for drinking purpose daily...the water demand is also ratcheting up in hot weather.'' Besides, a remote sensing team surveyed the drought hit area to discover any possibilities of underground water.
Interestingly, to ensure water supply in urban areas during the normal course, the administration has decided to electrify the private tube-wells of farmers.
To curb any water loot incidents, armed policemen are being deployed near the tankers, which are currently pressed into service as per the scheme.
Also, to avoid any wastage of this 'valuable' liquid, an awareness is being spread among the commanman.
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