Wasa water supply during March' 2010 around Rashed Khan Menon Sarak area was very critical as the deep tube-well pump in this locality remained idle due to electricity failure, while the emergency diesel generator was not in operation. The Wasa generator was dead due to diesel shortage or mechanical breakdown as informed by pump officials of Wasa. The LGRD minister declared deployment of armed forces form the first week of April 2010 and miraculously the diesel generator went into operation and our water crisis was solved instantaneously. Thus presence of armed forces is essential for our daily day-to-day life, I believe.
Recently, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the LGRD ministry expressed great dissatisfaction regarding the performance of Wasa. Even Transparency International raised the question of corruption in Wasa in their report. Should something not be done in the context of corruption control mentioned in the election manifesto of the AL?
The simple self-billing system may be introduced like Titas Gas, so that a great chunk of revenue eaten by Wasa personnel can be earned by Wasa itself. Water consumption can be ascertained sitting in front of computers based on some data like house type, standard, locality, residents etc. etc. Let something happen in reality since mere crying in the wildness in not enough to control corruption.