Caps to be installed in handpumps with flouride, iron: Paikra

Caps to be installed in handpumps with flouride, iron: Paikra

Raipur, March 02: Public Health Engineering department miniser Ramsevak Paikra said that caps would be installed in the handpumps which is releasing water laced with flouride and iron in Sarguja division while replying to query raised by Parasnath Rajwade’
Parasnath Rajwade had raised the question that under Surajpur district in blocks of Odagi, Bhaiathan, Surajpur how many handpumps exists. How many are operational from the existing ones and in how many the water is fit for consumption.
Public Health Engineering department minister Ramsevak Paikra in the written reply stated that in the three blocks, Odagi 1806, Bhaiathan 1769 and Surajpur has 2753 thus total 6328 handpumps have been established. Out of which have been shut down for the general repair while 69 handpumps the water is not fit for consumption. These have been identified.
As per the question, in Odagi around 44, Bhaiathan 10 and in Surajpur 15 handpumps water is unfit for drinking purpose.
Further minister said that new sanction ahas been given for digging of the handpumps and will probe that why the caps have not been installed in the handpumps where the water is unfit for drinking.

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