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Water Crisis in Parts of State

Sporadic rain apart, several parts of the State are reeling under drinking water shortage even as district administrations are taking measures to quench the thirst of the people.

Published: 26th April 2014 10:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2014 10:13 AM   |  A+A-

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 During summer, it is double trouble — rising temperatures and water crisis. Sporadic rain apart, several parts of the State are reeling under drinking water shortage even as district administrations are taking measures to quench the thirst of the people. The crisis has deepened mainly in Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Bombay-Karnataka and parts of Malnad. There are also reports of water scarcity from other parts of the State. In Chikmagalur, the district administration has drawn up a `2.10 crore action plan to tackle the water crisis, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) B S Shekarappa. He reporters here on Friday that with the mercury levels rising steadily, Kadur, Tarikere and parts of Chikmagalaur taluks are facing severe water crisis. According to the action plan, Chikmagalur, Birur and Kadur taluks will get `40 lakh each. Similarly, `47.85 lakh has been set aside to take up 29 works in rural areas of Chikmagalur taluk. In Gulbarga district,`3.3 crore has been released to tackle drinking water crisis based on the recommendations of taluk-level task force committees. Deputy Commissioner N V Prasad said on Friday that there is no dearth of funds for taking up drinking water works or tackling drought. The Bidar district administration has also taken stock of the situation. However, a few places including Belgaum and Hassan received rain on Friday which brought down temperatures. But the rain was too little to mitigate the water crisis.  

 



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