State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) acting chairman Kakamanu Peda Peri Reddy has directed the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) managing director M Jagadeeshwar to submit by April 28, a comprehensive report on the supply of contaminated water. SHRC also directed the board to constitute a special officer to look into the issue.
On behalf of the Joint Action for Water Forum, practicing advocate Megha Rani Agarwal had filed a petition in the SHRC and submitted a comprehensive report on supply of contaminated water tested by a private laboratory.
Speaking to mediamen, Agarwal said it is the Water Board’s responsibility to ensure good quality and healthy drinking water which contains minimal amounts of chlorine, minerals and other inorganic compounds such as calcium. “The Board has totally failed to fulfil their responsibility due to which the public at large, more particularly residents of the Old City are suffering from water borne diseases,” she added.
Responding to the comprehensive report on contaminated water supply, which was tested by a prominent laboratory, SHRC directed M Jagadeeswar to submit a comprehensive report on contaminated water supply to the Old City.
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