The Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Ministry has submitted a report to the High Court saying Tk 76 lakh needed to examine quality of water supplied by WASA in Dhaka city.
Requirement of money has come to the fore of discussion following the High Court order to duly test drinkable quality of water supplied by Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA).In a report submitted to the court on Wednesday, the ministry said the amount will be required to conduct test on 1064 water samples.
On May 13, the High Court directed the LGRD Ministry to submit within Wednesday a report on approximate cost of testing water.
A bench comprising Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order, following a writ petition filed by a lawyer.
That day, the High Court had expressed dissatisfaction with WASA for failure to examine water in 11 zones of the Dhaka and Narayanganj city corporations.
Tanvir Ahmed, a lawyer, earlier filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive to ensure purity of water supplied by WASA.
He also drew attention of the court to a news item that water supplied by WASA in 16 areas in Dhaka including Jurain, Pallabi, Mirpur, Mohammadpur and Postogola is not hygienic.However, WASA failed to submit report asked by the High Court on May 13 and sought more time in this regard.