Commitment repeated to provide tap water to all by 2024

Ranchi/RAJ KUMAR: People residing in urban and rural area of the capital district are expected get tap water by 2024 as right from deputy commissioner of Ranchi Chhavi Ranjan to state water resource department secretary Prashant Kumar expressed their commitment for them while addressing a district level day long workshop under Jal Jeevan Mission organized at Vishwa auditorium in Kanke. Those present in the workshop included Kanke MLA Samri Lal besides other officials and NGO representatives. “We have to make work of providing tap water to each household a mass movement,” said Kumar. Deputy Commissioner Ranjan echoed him saying ‘presently only 25 percent households in rural areas have tap water. We have to make it 100 percent.”

Stakeholders were made understand different works being done under the mission. Providing safe drinking water has always been a matter of concern for the district. Rising number of shops of bottled water indicates how people in the state capital are suffering without safe drinking water and spend a huge amount for making arrangements of water for day to day use. During summer when underground water level depletes and dams start drying, the civic body has a tough time fulfilling the water requirement.