Nagpur Municipal Corporation eliminating more water from Pench reservoir and the Kanhan river . The city is providing almost 25 million litres of water per day (MLD) to the city .
NAGPUR (NMC): The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is eliminating more water from Pench reservoir and the Kanhan river for the second time this summer, providing almost 25 million litres of water per day (MLD) to the city.Pumping had increased by 30MLD in April.Around 705 MLD water is being drawn from Pench reservoir and the Kanhan river, according to a senior official from NMC's water works department.668.06MLD is supplied by piped water to residents of the city and suburbs.To protest unequal distribution by private operator Orange City Water (OCW) Limited, citizens have taken out morchas.Recently, even Union minister and city councillor Nitin Gadkari has slammed OCW for addressing the water crisis.Radhakrishnan B, the head of the NMC, had also requested a third-party review of the OCW's activities.The NMC supplies around 640-650MLD water to the city on an average. The most amount of water is being supplied to areas under the Dharampeth zone, where the city's pilot scheme for 24x7 water supply was implemented, according to NMC's water works department.Each day, 108.26MLD water is pumped into the area.Around 84 MLD water is being brought to places in the Satranjipura zone by pipelines.The NMC is supplying 31.66 MLD water in the Dhantoli zone, which has a smaller number of units. The most tankers in the Ashi Nagar and Satranjipura zones are serving as the top of the fleet.34 tankers are supplying water to the Lakadganj area, while 30 tankers are stationed in the Nehru Nagar zone.