Chief Minister Gaur promises clean water "very soon"

Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
Bhopal ki Aawaaz

August 20, 2005
PRESS STATEMENT
The Chief Minister today assured representatives of the residents of the 16 communities affected by ground water contamination that they will very soon be supplied with clean water through pipelines. The Minister of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation, Mayor of Bhopal, Commissioner, Bhopal Division, Collector, Bhopal and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and other officials were present at the meeting with the 11 member delegation that included leaders of the four survivors’ organizations.
The Chief Minister said that the State government will bear the expenses of the project of supplying water that is likely to cost over Rs. 9 Crores. The Chief Minister instructed the Mayor to convene a meeting of concerned officials and organize a visit of the affected area at the earliest. He directed that special efforts be made to include representatives of the communities in the planning and execution of the project to supply clean water. He stated that in supplying water there will be no discrimination against settlements marked as illegal in official records.
The Minister of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation expressed
dissatisfaction with the quality of water supplied to the contamination affected communities and directed the Mayor to ensure that water is supplied from Pul Bobda and not from Pul Patra as is being done currently.
The Mayor directed the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation to collect information on the quantity of water being supplied to the communities through tankers every day and compare the officials figures with that presented by the leaders of the survivors’ organizations.
The delegation expressed satisfaction with the Chief Minister’s active interest and positive attitude on this issue and said that they look forward to early commencement of the project.
Rashida Bi, Champa Devi Shukla
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh
+91 9303132298
Syed M Irfan,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
+91 9329026319
Shahid Noor
Bhopal ki Aawaaz
+91 9826182226
Satinath Sarangi, Rachna Dhingra,
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
+91 9826167369
Contact :
House No. 12, Gali No. 2, Near Naseer Masjid, Bag Umrao Dulha, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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