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Strange that people are washing buffaloes from piped potable water, says Nitish

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PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is angry at the way local villagers have been found to be washing their buffaloes and other pet animals with piped potable water being supplied to their homes while the entire state reels under severe potable water crisis.

“We are shocked to see the villagers washing their buffaloes from piped water being supplied to their homes under the Nal-Jal yojana,” Kumar told the Bihar assembly on Monday.

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“Why won’t then groundwater level fall so much?” wondered Kumar, advising the villagers to save water.

He stressed the need for launching a massive awareness drive in the state about the proper utilization of water.

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The chief minister expressed concerns over the way the water sources have dried up even in the Mithilanchal region despite a number of rivers criss-crossing the areas.

According to a report, 280 blocks out of state’s total 534 are currently reeling under severe potable water crisis whereas another 184 blocks have reported sharp fall in ground water level.

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