Tempos come to help of parched Faridkot residents
Faridkot, Could 22
Amid the continued heatwave, households have been counting on the Division of Water Provide and Sanitation (DWSS) for potable water. Nevertheless, scarcity of provide has opened up job alternatives for unemployed individuals who use Tempos to ship water for 50 paisa per litre.
The water distributors get their tanks refilled from hand pumps put in on the banks of Rajasthan and Sirhind Feeder canals.
Tajinder Singh, a resident of Dashmesh Nagar in Faridkot, mentioned: “A Tempo driver was providing 20 litre potable water for Rs 10, so I requested him to ship water at my residence. Earlier, I used to drive 3 km day by day to fetch water from the hand pumps put in close to the canals. Now, I get water for Rs 10 on our doorstep.”
Jaswant Singh, a Tempo driver, mentioned, “I used to be unemployed for a while. Now, I’m incomes Rs 500 to Rs 700 per day by delivering potable water at households.”
As a result of poor high quality of groundwater and lack of satisfactory water provide, a lot of Faridkot residents fetch water from the hand pumps put in on the banks of the canals for ingesting functions.
In the meantime, farmers who’ve land alongside the canals assist refill the distributors’ water tanks. Even Radha Krishan Dham has put in a motor to assist these distributors.
Notably, a report of Bhabha Atomic Analysis Centre (BARC) in 2011 had revealed that water drawn utilizing hand pumps put in alongside the canls in Faridkot contained excessive traces of uranium.
Whereas the groundwater has been declared unfit for human consumption because of high-fluoride content material, the canal water is equally unhealthy for residents due to discharge of commercial waste.