Governor asks Govt to submit reports on diarrhea, drinking water and Nanda Raj Jat
Uttarakhand Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi has sought detailed reports from the state government on the steps being taken regarding spread of diarrhea in Nainital district, lack of pure drinking water in parts of Dehradun and the preparations of the Nanda Raj Jat.
In letters to the chief secretary in this context, the Governor he has expressed deep concern over media reports about growing incidents of diarrhea due to polluted water in Nainital.
He has given instructions that a report be given on the arrangements made for checking this and treating the patients.He said he immediately wanted information about what all has been done to provide clean drinking water and make people aware about the issue.
The Governor has also taken serious note of complaints regarding shortage of drinking water in certain areas in Dehradun and directed that tankers should be arranged for these areas and he be kept informed about the matter.
About Nanda Raj Jat, which is proposed to be held from August 17 to September 3, the Governor said that a detailed report should be prepared for him regarding the preparations being made by the government for this historic pilgrimage. He said there should be provision of health facilities, public conveniences, bathing facilities and oxygen on the yatra routes.
In his letter, the governor has made special mention for the provision of clean drinking water on the yatra routes. He has suggested that support of private organizations may be taken in this yatra to make it better organized and safer.
(Posted on 18-05-2014)