Mangaluru: Taking steps to solve water crisis, will extend all help to Dharmasthala - Khader

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, May 19: District in-charge minister U T Khader on Sunday May 19 said that people have been cooperating well despite acute shortage of water in Mangaluru. "We have been forced to ration the water, and it will continue till June 6. The city has faced severe water shortage," he said, addressing a press meet here.

"Mangaluru City Corporation has been distributing water to the public in 15 tanks. So far 14 open wells have been repaired and there are plans to dig 19 borewells to tackle the water scarcity in the city.

"We also plan to dig more borewells and distribute more water through tankers after holding a meeting with the DC. We will also discuss about water scarcity in Dharmasthala. The government and the district administration will provide all kinds of assistance required. When a city develops such problems appear. Earlier the inhabited area was less, but now that it has increased, usage of water also has increased," Khader said.

"Provision will also be made to refine sea water for daily usage. We will also discuss the revival of lakes in the city," said Khader.

When asked to comment on the statement by JD(S) leader Basavaraj Horatti that it was better to dissolve the coalition government, U T Khader said, "There is no need to give importance Horatti's statement. The party leaders will discuss it. The coalition government in the state is safe and all leaders are united. We are confident that youngsters like Mithun Rai (Congress candidate from Dakshina Kannada) will win the Lok Sabha elections."

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  • P Shetty, Udupi

    Mon, May 20 2019

    No point in going for new bore wells. These bore wells will deplete the water table very fast. Desilting of lakes, wells and dam area to be taken up immediately which will also help in rain water harvesting. Desalination plant with cogeneration plant to be taken up seriously by all municipal corporation in the coastal districts to overcome the drinking water problems.

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  • subbu, mluru/Bluru

    Mon, May 20 2019

    Reduce the population of India. only 2 children per family.. automatically all the problems will be resolved.

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  • Sri Tom Cat, Mangalore,

    Mon, May 20 2019

    If you want to take steps to solve the water crisis install desalination plant thereby the whole of Karnataka can be fed with water from the sea using the power solar.

    Stop your crocodile tears about digging borewells or ponds solve the once the water for all. If you want we will name salinization plant Khader Neru.

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  • Satish, Kudla

    Mon, May 20 2019

    If it's possible, u please stop yettenaholey project... Stop distraction of western ghats...stop building dams which block water where our river netravati has its roots and main source ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 20 2019

    We have complete trust in U T Khader ...

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  • Tilak, Blore

    Mon, May 20 2019

    Mr. UT Khader is a good man, but he looks worried due to political uncertainty in the state.

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  • Oswald S., Valencia, Mangalore

    Mon, May 20 2019

    When a city develops such problems appear says the Minister - where is the city planning department?

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  • Harold Mathias, mangalore / muscat

    Mon, May 20 2019

    Desalination plant is the only answer for water scarcity , Govt should help and advice general public how to Harvest Rain Water ,Cleaning ponds and waste Borewells .

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  • abdulla, india

    Sun, May 19 2019

    1/Build Reservoirs.. Like EMME KERE...
    2/ Build properLagoons..Ponds.. Lakes..with design and specifications..
    3/Build Micro/Mini Dams ...
    Promote Mist.. drip.. Sprinkler with tIMER..To conserve water
    5/Install.. Water taps fitted with.. Pressurized Spray of water..Taps like IDEAL Standard..america/Japan..
    6/Green cover with Plants/trees who let out excess water in the evenings..: keep surroundings cool.

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