Residents in Ajjampura face water crisis

Residents in Ajjampura face water crisis

A view of Baggavalli lake in Ajjampura.

The lakes, ponds and sources of water have dried up in Ajjampura taluk and the steep fall in groundwater table is a cause for worry in the taluk. 

The residents have been struggling to fetch water for daily use.

Cattle are facing a shortage of fodder without any green grass in the taluk.

The lakes in Kudlooru, Koratikere, Baggavalli, Channapura, Pente, Hanne villages have already dried up. Even the borewells have failed. The local panchayats supply water once in a week. 

Speaking to DH, Nagavangala village resident Lalithamma said, “The local panchayat supplies water. But due to low water pressure, it takes four to five hours to fill the water for household use. The irregular power supply also affects the water supply. When we face low-voltage, we are faced to stand in a queue before the public tap for hours together in the night.” 

Majority of the wards in Ajjampura, Basaveshwara, Ambedkar and Ramakrishna Hegde layouts get water only once in a week.

“A majority of the residents are farmers who rear cattle. The usage of water during summer is more. The water supplied by the local authorities lasts for one or two days. The rest of the days in a week we have to depend on borewells to fetch water,” said farmer Malleshappa. 

A technical fault in the water supply system has disrupted the supply of water from two Shuddha drinking water units at Siddarameshwara Circle and behind Ajjampura Gram Panchayat building. The units have not been repaired, said resident Ranganath. 

The water level in lakes at Kallushettihalli, Balayyana Hosooru, Sokke, Ajjampura, Hunasaghatta, Neralikeri has declined drastically. 

Residents have urged the district administration to complete the multi-village drinking water project at the earliest to begin water supply.