ADILABAD:Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar campus is staring at water crisis due to low water levels in Godavari River.
Though there is no major shortage of drinking water at the campus, shortage of water for other purposes is giving the students a tough time. There are around 6,000 students and about 1,000 teaching and non-teaching staff in the campus. Though officials are saying that they are supplying more than one lakh litres of drinking water and 14 lakh litres of water for other purposes, students are differing with it.
“We are unable to wash clothes as water supplied is muddy,” a student said. “Drinking water is available only at ground floor and even students of 7th floor have to come down and carry water to their floor,” complained another student.
While water is drawn from two intake wells in Godavari River, there is no bore-well in the campus due to lowering of ground water level.
As there is not much flow in the Godavari River, water available at the intake wells is muddy.
Deputy executive engineer of water supply wing of IIIT, Basar, A Satyanarayana said that they are supplying 15 lakhs litres of water from Godavari every day. However, he said that they are unable to fill summer storage tank of five million litre capacity due water scarcity.
“Once summer storage tank is filled, there will be no water problem for six months, but will take at least two months to fill the tank with existing pipelines,” he added.
Meanwhile, college authorities are expecting that the college will be connected under the water grid scheme.