Faulty design, Haryana village sans water

Deepender Deswal
Tribune News Service
Hisar, August 31

Even 12 years after the Public Health Engineering Department arrange waterworks at Kirtan village, its residents proceed to attend for potable water provide to their houses. Villagers declare canal water can’t attain the waterworks because of defective design of the inlet channel.

Facing perennial scarcity, the villagers have been compelled to buy water from tankers because the groundwater is unfit for consumption.

A couple of years in the past, tenders have been allotted for Rs 40 lakh for restore of the inlet. Tender has been allotted for the third time now for Rs 20 lakh to repair the fault.

Sarpanch Rajpal Singh says the village earlier used to get provide from Sishwala village waterworks. “Things turned from bad to worse after the waterworks was built at our village costing Rs 2 crore, as the supply from Sishwala was cut off and water never reached our waterworks,” he says.

“Bigger tanks have been lying dry, while a smaller one receives very little quantity, sufficing the needs of 30 per cent of residents.” Every family has tanks, that are stuffed utilizing employed tankers costing Rs 500 to Rs 600 every. Some fetch water from tubewells on the outskirts, he says.

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