Multi-pronged strategy for solution to water logging problem

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Patna, Jul 29 (UNI) Bihar government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy and prepare a long term action plan for permanent solution to the water logging problem in Patna and other cities of the state.

Replying to a special debate in the state legislative council on water logging problem in the state, Urban Development Minister Bhola Prasad Singh said a task force had been constituted with a directive to submit the report within four months to solve the problem.

He admitted that the existing drainage system was not viable and the government had decided to construct new drains and also modernise the pump houses.

He also informed the House about short term planning for solving the water logging problem and said the government had prepared a master plan to rescue the people from the perennial problem when urban population was 10 per cent and it would increase to sixty per cent by 2025. The infrastructures were being developed following the population growth, he added.

Meanwhile, remaining dissatisfied with the reply, the Oppostition staged a walkout from the upper house.

Later, the minister alleged that water logging problem in Rajendra Nagar locality in the city was the outcome of political conspiracy and stated that drains were being deliberately choked with sacks as a result of which water pumped out from the area, was again pushed back.

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