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Hire tankers to supply water

Hire tankers to supply waterDistrict Collector P S Pradyumna reviewing the drinking water scarcity with officials at the Collectorate in Chittoor on Thursday
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With the fast depletion of water resources, several villages and towns in the district are facing acute drinking water shortage.

Chittoor: With the fast depletion of water resources, several villages and towns in the district are facing acute drinking water shortage. The officials concerned are receiving complaints from residents and villagers regarding water shortage.

Taking the gravity of the situation into consideration, District Collector P S Pradyumna held a meeting with officials at the Collectorate here on Thursday. He instructed municipal commissioners and mandal-level officials through video conference to take immediate steps for transportation of water through hired tankers.

"Rural Water Supply SE was given permission to allocate funds to each mandal for water supply. Water should be transported from villages where water is available to villages which are in dire need of water," he stated.

He directed the Joint Director Venkata Rao to set up water tubs for facilitating water supply to the animals and supplying the fodder in all the drought-hit mandals. RWS SE G Venu, District Panchayat Officer Suresh Kumar, Deputy Director (Groundwater) Sankaraiah and other officials were present.

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