Thursday, June 7, 2012

SC panel asks Moga DC for report on water shortage in Dalit habitation

Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has taken a serious view of the non-availability of drinking water supply to slums inhabited by the Dalit at Lopon village in Moga district. 
Taking stock of the news appearing in a local daily, the commission directed the Moga deputy commissioner on Wednesday to make on-the-spot enquiry into the inadequate drinking water supply to the slum-dwellers.
It also directed the district commissioner to take up the matter with the sanitation department and report back within one week, Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission member Dalip Pandhi said on Thursday.
According to Pandhi, even the installations of a 'Reverse Osmosis water plants' were of no use to Dalits as the slums are on the outskirts of the villages.
The action comes in the wake of the social welfare department being pulled up for not providing details regarding issuing of 'Doom' (Muslim scheduled castes certificates) in the state.
Pandhi said only a few days ago, the commission had rapped the social welfare department for not providing details of the total number of SC certificates given to Muslims in the state except for Ludhiana where 31 certificates were provided.

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