Bhubaneswar: BMC spends Rs 41k for setting up of a temp water kiosk

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 02, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, April 2: Massive corruption has come to fore in setting up of temporary Jala Chatras (water kiosks) by the  Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to provide safe drinking water to the commuters in summer.

The civic body has spent Rs 41,000 per one temporary Jala Chatra made of eight pieces of 10-feet long bamboo and banners and articles used are a mud pitcher and a stainless steel glass.

The BMC has set up over 250 Jala Chatras across the city spending over Rs 1 crore.

Earlier, voluntary organisations were setting up Jala Chatras in the capital city. The tent houses were charging Rs 3000 for erecting the bamboo shed and the other expenditure was in printing flex, purchasing pitcher and glass, said a NGO member adding that the civic body was only supplying drinking water to kiosks.

However, this time the Corporation  decided to open Jala Chatras at five crowded places in every ward on its own and the budget was estimated Rs 41,000 per kiosk.

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