Mapping villages with water scarcity

Last Updated 08 January 2013, 19:23 IST

The district administration is collecting records from Tahsildars and executive officers of Taluk Panchayat to map critical villages with severe water scarcity. In some of the critical villages works to provide water has already been taken up, informed in-charge deputy commissioner and chief executive officer of zilla panchayat Ajay Nagabushan here on Tuesday.

“In some places source depletion is present. Even in bore-wells there is no water. We are identifying those villages which may require transportation of water. The process is underway,” he said.

Speaking on water-rationing, he said that the decision over water rationing will be taken up only after studying the full availability of the water sources.

As Krishnaraja Sagar dam has recorded a record minimum water level in the first week of January and as Kabini dam was already in dead storage, a meeting of water resources department and DC”s and CEO’s of districts has been convened on January 17, after which decision about utilising the scant water resources at the reservoirs will be taken.

After his visit to Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts, revenue secretary of disaster management, Tushar Girinath said that Mysore taluk might face acute water shortage situation. “Arrangements will have to be made to supply water from urban areas to villages,” he said.

He said that the district administration would extend the two Go-shaalas run by the district administration, where arrangements to provide water and fodder for livestock will be made. He said that there has been demands made to open new Go-shaalas, which will be considered by the district administration.

He said that preparations are being made in every taluk of the district to open new fodder camps.

(Published 08 January 2013, 19:23 IST)

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