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Anomalies to be probed: Daimary

DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SCHEMES

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Feb 9: The Assam government will conduct an enquiry into anomalies in the implementation of various drinking water supply schemes in between 2006 and 2011 in the State. This was informed by State Public Health Engineering (PHE) Minister Rihon Daimary in the Assembly on Thursday while replying to questions raised by members belonging to different parties.  MLAs, cutting across party lines, complained that many drinking water supply schemes in their respective constituencies have been lying defunct. In his reply, PHE Minister Daimary said, “Around 1,362 drinking water supply schemes have been lying incomplete in different parts of the State. The government has now sanctioned Rs 41 crore and we will try to complete the work in phased manner,” adding, “To repair the defunct schemes, another huge amount is needed. We have requested the Fince department to give us sufficient fund.”  Daimary further said, “To look after implementation of these schemes in each district, a vigilance and monitoring committee has been constituted by the government.”