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Bengaluru: Helplines created to handle issues related to drinking water shortage


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, May 12: In order to immediately respond to matters relating to drinking water problems in view of the fact that many districts in the state are facing acute drought, helpline call centres have been set up.

Call centres have been created in all the district headquarters and also taluks to handle problems connected with water shortage. Members of the public are free to register their complaints with these helplines.

Rural development and panchayat raj minster, Krishna Byregowda, has instructed the local officials to immediately respond to complaints received by them and address the issues without delay. The telephone numbers of the call centres have been provided in the website of the department of rural development and panchayat raj, rdpr.kar.nic.in.

Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, who is undergoing rest and recuperation, spoke to revenue minster, R V Deshpande, agricultural minister, Shivashankar Reddy and rural development and panchayat raj minister, Krishna Byregowda on Saturday, collected information on drought relief measures and monitoring. He asked them to take all measures to make sure that there is no shortage of drinking water in the state. In this backdrop, the helplines were created, it is being claimed.

The helpline numbers are as follows: 1. Dakshina Kannada - 0824-220583. 2. Udupi - 0820-2574879. 3. Kodagu - 08272-22107. 4. Uttara Kannada - 08382-226292. 5. Chikkamagaluru - 18004251104. 6. Shivamogga - 08182-262226.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Let's all unitedly pray for early rains ...

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  • Sean Fernandez, Manipal, Udupi. (Riyadh)

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Wow. My relatives in Udupi tried calling the Udupi Helpline. And there is no answer. Are these helplines just a shame? A humble request for the politicians and the bureaucrats that please ensure that you people live up to your words.

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  • nitin, kodagu

    Sun, May 12 2019

    to solve drinking water problem in mangalore/udupi concerned Authority must
    look into have seawater desalination plant at Mangalore same like in Gulf Countries have. This desalination sea water must be supplied to buildings (construction sites) and manufacturing units at mangalore through separate pipe line. this water can be used for toilet, washing utensils, washing cloths, shower etc. well water, borewell water and dam water only
    to be allowed to use for drinking.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Only rain should come to the rescue..Rain please come down from the sky..Life is impossible without water.

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