DR. SAROJA V. (RASIPURAM): There is acute water scarcity in my constituency, Rasipuram in Tamil Nadu. Water scarcity is more prominent in Namakkal Town and nearby villages. There are many hills and hillocks in my constituency. The people in my constituency suffer a lot for want of potable water. They have to purchase water daily. Majority of population in my constituency live below poverty line and as such are not in a position to afford to purchase water. Namakkal is the district headquarters. There are many small and big industries. But there is no proper water scheme here. The existing water scheme is not at all sufficient to meet the demand. Hundreds of housing units have been constructed without making any provision for drinking water.
I, therefore, urge upon the Central Government to sanction and allot adequate funds for a comprehensive drinking water scheme covering Namakkal Town and nearby villages in my constituency immediately.