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Ensure drinking water supply: DC

Deputy Commissioner H R Mahadev has directed the tahsildars and taluk panchayat executive officers to take appropriate measure to ensure proper drinking water facilities in all taluks across the district.

He noted this while speaking during the video conference with taluk-level officials at his office in the City on Monday.

He directed the officials to drill borewells if there are drinking water problems in their respective taluks. If there is no availability of water even after drilling borewells, water should be supplied with tankers, he said.

He said, complaints have been received by the public about the violation of lockdown norms and negligence in maintaining social distance by the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and pension scheme, who are lining up in front of banks to avail the amount in various cities and towns in the district. To avoid such problems, the Lead Bank manager should take action to reach the amount to the doorsteps of beneficiaries, he directed.

Though order has been given to open APMC markets in all the taluks, only a few taluks have followed the order and started markets, he said and asked the APMC officials to take action in this regard.

Speaking on the measures taken for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Gyanendra Kumar Gangwar said, soon after the reporting of the first positive case in Kalaburagi, Section 144 was imposed in Bidar district, as a proactive step.

18,300 quarantined

Check-post officials and staff were given strict orders to keep a vigil on the people entering the district from other States and districts. More than 18,300 people were home quarantined as a precautionary measure and most of them have completed the quarantine period, he said and added that details of primary contacts of Covid-19 positive persons have been collected and efforts are being made to identify the secondary contacts too.

In the three containment areas–Bidar city, Basavakalyan, and Mannaekhelli in Chitaguppa taluk, all the grocery and medical shops have been closed. Mobile health facility is made available for the needy. Grocery shop owners have been asked to deliver the grocery to the doorsteps of people, following their order, he informed.

Business correspondents have been asked to visit the houses of people to ensure that people should not visit the ATMs too. As many as 130 Corona Warriors are working in the district, he added.

On drinking water issue in rural areas, he said, wherever necessary, private functional borewells have been taken on rent from panchayat funds.

A total of 723 fair price shops in the district and grocery has stored in 402 shops. Remaining 321 fair price shops will receive the grocery within two to three days, said officials.

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