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Drinking Water Tests Statewide to Prevent Contamination: DCM DK Shivakumar

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Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister today said that the drinking water will be tested for contamination all over the State including Bengaluru to prevent water-borne diseases.

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Speaking to reporters before a meeting with officials at the IPP office, he said, “There are reports of drinking water contamination in some parts of the State due to rains. This poses risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases. Hence, we have instructed officials to carry out tests across the state. We have had a discussion regarding this with the Chief Minister.”

“Officials have been instructed to provide quality drinking water to people and carry out periodic tests. Instructions have also been given to repair all dysfunctional drinking water dispensing units,” he said.

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“The Chief Minister and I paid visits to many in-progress infrastructural works in Bengaluru. The CM has given instructions to officials to complete certain works. A task force will also be constituted soon to oversee the progress of works in Bengaluru,” he said.

Asked if the help of MBTF would be sought to clear encroachments, he said it has already been discussed with the BMTF.

Asked about encroachers of Raja kaluve and lakes getting stay orders for the planned demolition, he said the government will work within the legal framework.

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