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Mangaluru: Stop rationing of drinking water, demands J R Lobo

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru Apr 22: "The rationing of drinking water within the limits of the city corporation needs to be withdrawn and water should be supplied on daily basis,” said former MLA J R Lobo.

Addressing media here on Monday, April 22, J R Lobo said," We do not have any problem for water source, but we are failing in water distribution method. Earlier when there was 18 MGD of water, we could easily manage supply in Mangaluru. At present the water level stands at 5.21 meters,”


"We should not depend only on Thumbay water. Bore well mapping has to be done also so that to know existing level in bore wells and also to revive the bore wells that are not functioning. So that this can also be used in distribution of the water to city,” said Lobo.

"Earlier we could manage water through open wells which still exist in Mangaluru. These wells should be cleaned and water should be made available for the city. When we face water crisis, citizen participation is also a key factor,” Lobo informed.

“Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyasa Kamath has accused Congress, which was the governing body of MCC, for the scarcity of water. Vedavyasa Kamath has been MLA since one year. So it was also his responsibility to look into this matter seriously. He needs to take concrete measures on the scarcity of water and should respond to the people where tanker is in need or about the need to dig bore wells,” Lobo pointed out.

“The officials are also giving false statements. Earlier they had said that there was enough water at AMR dam. Now they are saying that there is no water at the dam. Deputy Commissioner should look in to this matter. Congress delegation will meet Deputy Commissioner to discuss about the scarcity of the water,” concluded Lobo.

Former mayor Bhaskar Moily, Harinath, Mahabala Maarla and Shashidhar Hegde and others were present.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 23 2019


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  • James, Belman

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    Sir first fix the problem then call the media for solving the problem. BJP, JDS and CONG come together and work for the betterment of the people then sit in front of the media and claim your credit.

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  • Peter, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    Please first stop wastage of water, leaking water lines under the roads, joints or damaged pipe line from bramhara kutlu water tank to manglore, mrpl, surthkal, irresponsible citizens who wasting water to clean unnecessary things, the new push type flats on commodes in flats and hotels, then start blaming others for failing. just showing fingers to others dosent solve the problem helping to solve the problem is correct way

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/Kwt

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    Toilet flushes drain out too much water. People can reuse same water for toilets the water used for washing clothes. Even otherwise the soap water is not good for coconut palms or plants.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    As a municipal commissioner and as a MLA did someone have a vision for water for Mangalore. People talk of development, human development comes first. Water for drinking and electricity should have got priority over roads and multistoried buildings.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    Modi will send water from Delhi. Call loudly Modi, Modi, Modi.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/ Kwt

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    First call Veerappa Moily & DVS who are responsible for diverting Nethravati water to Kolar and Chikkabalapur.

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangga Gala Uru

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    This Lobo worked to get the water supply in Mangalore real. He knows what he is talking about. God bless you J R Lober.

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Chikmagalur

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Desalination of water from sea in Mangalore is a costly project.make in India project plan need international assistance to maintain at international level of standard .

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  • Lakan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    We are well knowing about tanker loby....Loboji first throw municipality officers..

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Sorry to say municipality opposition bjp failed to do protests.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Many politicians and govt officials own water tankers ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    j.r. lobo knows well da truth behind rationing water. dis is just a drama 4 making tankers business by the corporation.

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  • Malini, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    nalin anna jaidera? election aande, kudlade neer ijje, traffic choas pumpwellde, daala mande beccha ijje. Vote thikundu. Modi pudarde. Anchade Nalin Kateel Shetty gatti jaidere. May 23rd ge appearence.

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  • Kudlaa man, Managlore

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Water scarcity in the mangalore city: this subject is opened only when there is a shortage otherwise this subject is laying under the red carpet. I have observed only JR Lobo is opening this subject, following and talking about solutions but unfortunately, so far it is in the vein only. Again it comes to the same conclusion, we should elect the promising candidate with action not only promises.....

    Water tankers can reach only when you have road access, what about houses which doesn't have the road access, after so many generation, is mangalore corporation planning to provide proper road access? Smart city turning into maart city . Many apartments towers have come up in the city where they have huge underground water storages, some of the houses and institutions have additional illegal water connection breaching the legal requirements...who will look into this ? who will investigate???? bribe is playing at its best. ...

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  • Moideen, surathkal

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Common story.............when problem comes all wake from sleep..........

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    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    D C should check for himself the claims of MCC

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  • Vijay, Q8

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Water mafia ruling Mcc.
    Officers bribed. Its fate of namma kudla.. Mr lobo mamu knows real facts. So better release water for namma kudla.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Even in Mumbai we have water cuts for One or Two days a Week ...

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  • Moideen, Surathkal

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Population compare malpuley anna

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Desalination is also one option ...

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  • Chowkisar Stany Lobo, Kulshekar

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    Good gov is our only hope and day is nearing to free up water issues .

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