Rs 4.3 cr to tide over water crisis in B'lore Rural

Rs 4.3 cr to tide over water crisis in B'lore Rural

 The State government has allocated Rs 4.3 crore to instal motor pumps for borewells in Bangalore Rural district, said Minister of State for Agriculture Krishna Byre Gowda.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, after a review meeting with the Bangalore Rural district officials, he said the amount has been allocated to address the drinking water crisis prevailing in Hoskote, Nelamangala, Doddaballapur and Devanahalli taluks. Besides, a contingency fund of Rs 20 crore has also been proposed to address the water crisis that might emerge over the next few months in the district.

‘No financial constraints’

The minister said there are more than 1,000 borewells in the four taluks. Financial constraint was not the reason behind the prevailing water crisis in the regions. “We have funds. However, the borewells have gone dry,”  Krishna said.

Water was not available even after digging 1,000 ft deep. Water was being supplied through tankers in as many as 33 villages in the taluks.

There was no alternative source for securing water to these regions. Projects like Yettinahole would be of some help in case of long-term solutions, he explained.

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