The Congress alleged on Sunday that individuals of Bihar have been made to drink contaminated water in Nitish Kumar’s regime, and the cities and cities within the state “was rubbish dumps.”
Congress nationwide common secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala stated not solely the water has turned impure but in addition there may be corruption in authorities schemes associated to it.
Moreover, persons are compelled to stay in cities stuffed with rubbish, he claimed.
To drive dwelling his level, Mr Surjewala adressed the press convention on the highway in entrance of Patna GPO, positioned within the coronary heart of town.
“Proper behind me is the land the place a stupendous advanced was to be constructed however it’s now getting used to dump rubbish. If that is the state of affairs of the state capital, we will think about the deplorable situation of different cities and cities of the state,” he instructed reporters.
Congress nationwide spokesperson Pawan Khera, social gathering MLC Prem Chandra Mishra and state Congress spokesperson Rajesh Rathor have been additionally current on the press meet.
Referring to Centre’s ”Swachhata Survekshan 2020”, the Congress chief stated that Patna ranked on the backside within the checklist of 47 cities with over 10 lakh inhabitants.
Of the 382 cities and cities having a inhabitants between 1 to 10 lakh, Bihar’s 26 cities have been among the many dirtiest, Mr Surjewala stated.
Gaya was ranked 382, he added.
Even Danapur Cantonment was discovered to be the dirtiest amongst 62 cantonment areas within the nation, he stated.
The Congress chief stated that after seeing the state of affairs of waste administration within the state, the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal final 12 months described it as that of “emergency”.
The NGT additionally expressed grave concern over the air high quality index of Bihar as Patna was the third most polluted metropolis within the nation.
The tribunal additionally took notice of the extent of arsenic within the water within the state, he stated.
Mr Surjewala stated that solely 3.36 lakh households of the full 1.78 crore have gotten piped consuming water within the state. The water in Bihar’s most districts have both been affected by arsenic or fluoride or uranium, he stated, quoting a Ministry of Consuming Water and Sanitation information.
Ten districts are affected by fluoride whereas 11 districts are affected by arsenic, he stated.
As per a report ready by the Bureau of Indian Normal (BIS), all the ten samples of consuming water collected by it has failed the take a look at and weren’t match for consuming, he stated.