Health Minister Anil Vij went to the rooftop of Haryana's Civil Secretariat to inspect water tanks, and found that the tanks had not been cleaned for a long time. Vij directed the concerned officers to take samples of the water. Expressing serious concern at the neglect of the water tanks, which supply drinking water to hundreds of government staff and visitors to the secretariat, Vij said that contaminated water was the main cause of diseases like diarrhea.
A Haryana government spokesman said, "Officers of the Public Health Engineering Department of Haryana and the Chandigarh administration were also present."
Vija said, "By looking at the water in the tanks, it seems as if the tanks had not been cleaned since long. Algae, silt and layers of rust were found and there was always a fear of outbreak of diseases. Directions were issued to clean water tanks installed in all schools, colleges, hotels, bus stands and public places across Haryana within one week. After this, samples of water tanks would be checked and in case if a sample fails, action would be initiated against the head of the concerned institution."