Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi/Mangaluru (MS)
Udupi/Mangaluru, Mar 19: There is a possibility of drinking water scarcity during the end of March in the twin districts. Supply of water through tankers has already begun to some hotels, restaurants and marriage halls in the city areas.
District administrations have held meetings to manage the situation and given instructions to taluk level officers. Information has been sought of the areas that might face acute shortage of drinking water in the coming days.
Drinking water scarcity is likely to crop up in many villages of Karkala, Kundapura, Byndoor, Hebri, Kaup, Brahmavara and Udupi taluks at the end of March. Zilla panchayat has made the list of 27 areas that are getting ready to face the situation.
In Dakshina Kannada district, water scarcity is likely to hit Balepuni, Narikombu, Konaje, Talapady and Manjanady areas according to a survey conducted by zilla panchayat. MCC limits, Mulki, Moodbidri and Someshwara areas are also likely to face water shortage.
At present priority is not being given to supply water through tankers. Deepening of borewells and flushing is being carried out by zilla panchayats. Efforts are made to increase underground water levels.
Dr Kumar, zilla panchayat CEO of Udupi said, “There is no dearth of grants to supply water to rural areas. Separate grants will be given from 15th Finance Commission also. Instructions have also been given to taluk and grama panchayats to effectively manage water resources and prevent hardships to public.”