Acute Drinking Water Crisis in and around Jadavpur Division

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Article courtesy of Pooja Mehta | June 9, 2015 | I’m in DNA | Shared as educational material

Due to irregular supply of drinking water from the Garden Reach plant, residents of Jadavpur division – Baghajatin, Patuli and Gariahat — are facing acute drinking water crisis.

While a major chunk of water supply has been going to the high-rises illegally, worse hit are the people residing in the slums and kacha houses. Households in this particular division are spending between Rs. 200 and Rs. 400 to purchase drinking water every week.

Not one or two, as many as 17 wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation of Borough 10, have been affected due to the shortage of drinking water supply in the last 20 days.

Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee claimed that the water crisis will only be reduced after monsoon hits the state.

“People will get relief only after the arrival of monsoon,” said Chatterjee.

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