Water crisis: Admin forms cell in Tura


From Our Correspondent

TURA: West Garo Hills district administration has constituted a water supply cell with the objective of ensuring adequate supply of potable water to Tura Municipal areas and surrounding localities.

The members of the cell are the Superintending and Executive Engineer, PHE, Tura, Additional Superintendent of Police, Tura, PK Boro, EAC and C N Sangma, EAC.

“The cell was constituted in view of the seriousness of the scarcity of water in Tura urban areas,” said West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Pravin Bakshi.

The Cell will be functioning from the office of the Executive Engineer and will ensure supply of adequate potable water to localities facing acute shortage of water.

Potable water will be distributed through water rankers and the Fire Brigade. The water will be supplied on the basis of 1st session and 2nd session schedule.

The 1st session will cover Wadanang Stadium, Don Bosco School area, Babupara, Tura Municipal Board area, MBOSE area and Member’s Hostel area while the 2nd session will cover Bazaar area, Nakham Bazaar area, Hawakhana area, Araimile and Dakopgre.

It may be mentioned that Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma has criticised Meghalaya government for alleged failure to address water crisis at Tura.

Agatha had asked chief secretary to immediately take steps to restore water supply to this western town of the state.

Agatha’s brother, who is also Leader of Opposition in state assembly, Conrad K Sangma, also met the chief engineer, Public Health Engineering department on the issue.

Residents of Tura are facing acute drinking water shortage for the past two weeks owing to a mechanical failure at the water sources.

GSU publicity secretary’s plea: The publicity secretary, Garo Students’ Union, Nogalbibra Unit, Augustine R Marak has urged the leaders of the GSU to strive to bring about unity and integrity within the union as far as possible.

Alleging that the democratic structure of the organization has been corroded by years of malpractice within the union, Marak, in a statement, stated that the GSU Central Executive Committee was in the habit of working independently as opposed to the Union’s motto which clearly advocates unity.

He informed that the CEC without prior consent from other members recently dissolved the GSU Nogalbibra Unit in order to prevent Nikseng S Marak to continue function as the general secretary of the, unit.

“The members of the CEC should have exercised restraint” Marak said adding if the state of affairs continues in the same way, there will be utter chaos within the Union.