The order was given last evening by Haryana's Public Health Engineering Minister Banwari Lal at a departmental meeting.
Chandigarh: As temperatures continue to rise in Haryana, the state government has directed officials to ensure tankers supply potable water to areas facing a scarcity.
The order was given last evening by Haryana's Public Health Engineering Minister Banwari Lal at a departmental meeting attended by the state's superintending engineers, an official statement said.
The temperature has stayed above the 40-degree mark in most parts of Haryana for days. Hisar was the hottest yesterday with a high of 45.5 degrees Celsius.
With monsoon expected to reach the state by the end of June, flood preparedness was also discussed in the meeting.
The officials were directed to ensure that sewers, inlet channels and tanks were cleaned in time to prevent waterlogging during rains. The problem, they said, is very common in Rohtak.
The minister also ordered regular collection and testing of water samples to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.