No water tankers for Kolar, only borewells: Varthur

No water tankers for Kolar, only borewells: Varthur

Demands list of villages with water shortage from officers

Dependence on water tankers for supply to villages all over the district should be minimised, said District In-charge Minister Varthur  Prakash.

“As many as 36 villages in Bangarpet, 40 in Kolar, 33 in Mulbagal and eight villages in Srinivaspur are supplied water through tankers,” said the minister.

He was addressing a meeting of district level action squad at the Deputy Commissioner's office in the City on Saturday.

‘List needed’

“Borewells will be sunk in all five taluks in the district- 156 in Bangarpet, 128 in Srinivaspur, 115 in Malur, 141 in Mulbagal and 110 in Kolar. Officers should visit the villages in person and submit a list of villages with severe water shortage to the Deputy Commissioner by 3 pm on Monday,” Varthur told the officers and instructed them to ensure borewells that have water are also provided power connection for pumpsets.

“The Chief Minister has released Rs 10 crore for the district to handle the drought problems will be used in the six Legislative Assembly constituencies in the five taluks without bias to sink borewells and provide motor connections. The Deputy Commissioner and I will visit each of the taluks and inspect the condition of the borewells sunk in the villages,” he said.

“There are already 14 borewells within Kolar City Municipal Council limits and 12 have water. The overhead tank behind Sharada Talkies will be supplied water from a total of 10 borewells- five at Ammerahalli tank and five at Maderahalli tank,” promised the minister.

Records of supply

Manoj Kumar Meena, the DC, said proper maintenance of records on supply of water through tankers was necessary. “Funds should be released only after inspecting and analysing the records with the tahsildars of the respective taluks,” he said and warned the tahsildars of action if they provided false or faulty records.

“Officers should especially make a list of villages with water problem in Srinivaspur taluk. There has been insufficient supply of water in the taluk,” he added.

Legislator M Narayanaswamy, Karnataka Vidyut Karkhane chairman Venkatamuniyappa, Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer P Rajendra Cholan, Additional Deputy Commissioner R S Peddappaiah, Zilla Panchayat deputy secretary Badanur were among those present at the meeting.

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