Shrikant Sharma, Energy Minister of Uttar Pradesh and MLA of Mathura Assembly constituency, took information about the problems of the district through video conference on Friday amid lockdown and said that the water of many drains is still falling directly into the Yamuna, many closed drains are also overflowing or their pumping stations are not functioning properly.
He expressed displeasure over complaints of leakage in the water supply line in Vrindavan and over-filling of dirty drains at some places. He said that when new sewage connections have been given, then why the complaints of overflowing arising? Sharma instructed the Municipal Corporation to ensure that all the drains falling in the Yamuna should be completely closed by February next year.
He told the corporation officials, “The progress being done in this regard is also slow and to avoid this, the Municipal Commissioner should regularly monitor and review the works of the Jal Nigam, there is no negligence or laxity in it. There is no problem of water in any area during summer and if there is any problem in the matters of drinking water supply, the municipal corporation should ensure water supply from the tankers. “
He asked the Municipal Commissioner to inspect the spot and solve the problems. Sharma gave these instructions while reviewing works of sanitation, water supply, sewerage and sanitation in Yamuna in Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation area.