Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the Chief Secretary to file an affidavit on action taken against those responsible for the water crisis in Shimla.

Following water crisis in Shimla the bench headed by acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol had taken cognizance of water crisis in Shimla.

The court observed that at this point of time, position with regard to distribution of water to the residents of Shimla more or less is in order and the water is being distributed judiciously and equitably in terms of sectoral plan in accordance to the earlier directions of the court.

And also the total availability of water had also increased and people are being sensitised to use water prudent, stated the court.

It was pointed out that the affidavit filed by Chief Secretary on Monday lacked the remedial steps having been taken to the water being lost or wasted daily for various reasons including leakage, theft.

Besides, what steps stand taken by State Government or Municipal Corporation in modernising the system of collection, pumping or uplifting and distribution of water in Shimla town is not stated in the affidavit maintained the court.

Court pointed out that the issue needs to be examined afresh considering the ever growing need or requirement and demand of water and the modern and technology which may be in place for having effective and efficient mechanism in place.

The affidavits of CS and the Commissioner Municipal Corporation is conspicuously silent of the action taken against those persons whose acts of omission and commission led to the sit