Congress fears water shortage in Bangalore

MYSORE: The water level in the Krishnarajasagar reservoir is expected to reach below the drawing level in next 15 days, if there is no rain in the Kabini catchment area. The water level in Kri

Published: 19th April 2012 03:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:37 PM   |  A+A-

MYSORE: The water level in the Krishnarajasagar reservoir is expected to reach below the drawing level in next 15 days, if there is no rain in the Kabini catchment area. The water level in Krishnaraja Sagar reservior has reached 88.57 ft as against the peak of 124.8 ft, and Bangalore city would face a severe water scarcity if the level decreases below the drawing level, fears the Congress.

   KPCC President G Parameshwar inspected the water level in KRS along with party leaders. He said that the water was being supplied in water tanks in many localities in Bangalore. The inflow into river and pumping station in Torekadanahalli at Malvalli taluk was decreasing by the day, and would lead to an alarming situation in Bangalore, he felt.    He asked the government to gear up to tackle the situation and ensure enough water to the people.

   Meanwhile, Parameshwar said his party leaders will attend the all-party meet convened by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and will submit a comprehensive report to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi during her visit to Tumkur on April 28.

  He said that he along with Siddaramaiah had held talks with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and sought release of calamity relief fund. He claimed that the Congress had constituted committees to tour drought-hit taluks immedately after notification.

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