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Water wastage now be termed as crime soon

Haryana Govt declares 3- month imprisonment for wasting water

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 5 2016 3:06PM | Updated Date: May 5 2016 3:06PM

Water wastage now be termed as crime soon

 Those damaging roads by releasing water from their homes will be accountable for punishment as the Haryana government is considering 3-month imprisonment for the defaulters.


State PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh said on Wednesday that he would also propose a fine of Rs 10,000 on such people apart from the provision of jail. He also said the government would soon introduce legislation in this matter.


According to the officials, villagers cause a major damage to roads by releasing the water apart from the sweet shop owners in towns. Under the proposed law, even those who throw water on road from a bucket will face punishment.


The minister added that it was for the first time in Haryana that the government has decided to use green technology for construction of roads in their further development on the patterns of German technology.


He said that the technology is being used for the construction of a 5-kilometre road from Hansi to Sultanpur and it will also be used for the construction of roads in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rewari and Karnal.


The PWD minister said that a state quality check cell had been formed for monitoring of projects costing more than Rs 3 crore. "A special campaign is being run to make the roads pothole-free and a Whats App number will be issued that can be used by anyone to register complaints regarding damaged roads," he added.

He said during 2016-17, roads with a total length of 5,605 km would be strengthened at a cost of Rs 1,818 crore.


According to the minister, the Union Railway Ministry has been urged to do away with unmanned railway crossings in the state.


When tlking about felling of a large number of trees during the recent agitation in the state, Rao Narbir, who is also state forest minister, said FIRs had been registered in this regard. "No particular individual had been identified and action would be taken as soon as the accused are identified," he added.