Bantwal: Decrease in water-level in Netravati river leave Sarapady residents concerned

Mounesh Vishwakarma

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP)

Bantwal, Apr 22: People are longing for rain as the level of water at Netravati river is low and Sarapady river has gone dry. As water used to be stored at AMR dam every year, there used to be a moderate amount of water in the river at Sarapady Ajilamogaru area. However, the water from AMR dam was made to flow to Thumbe this year causing water scarcity in the villages in Sarapady. The scarcity is felt at nine villages nearby.

Though the Bahugrama drinking water project is implemented at Sarapady, Netravati river has gone dry at Sarapady. The ground water levels have decreased and bore wells have also gone dry. Perla and Beeyapade area that gets submerged due to the water released from the dam in the monsoon are dry. People have installed pumps for the river and are getting water to a distance of about one and half kilometres through pipes. The Mangaluru City Corporation has opened all the gates from the AMR dam to maintain a level of 6 metres of water at Thumbe dam.

If water gets stored in AMR dam, there will be a sufficient amount of water. The water supply is suspended as there is no water at Sarapady jack well.

As the river water in Ajilamogaru vicinity has dried up, a road connecting Kadeshwalya is made through the river bed. People going to attend fairs to Kadeshwalya temple are making good use of the road.





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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    With the drying up of open wells as also contamination, the city is dependent on tanker water suppliers whose source is never known; but it could be mostly from somebody's borewell who sells water; but the important issue is that borewell water from deep bores is not potable for various reasons; "bore water should never be used for drinking, bathing, watering edible plants, filling swimming and paddling pools, food preparation or cooking unless it has been tested and treated to the extent necessary for the intended use."! Please do your own research!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    donot crib about these scarcities...everything will be set right...keep voting the blue janara party...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    Those dependent on water supply from Netravati are permanently screwed because of the unscientific Yetinahole project, which was supposedly carried out by vested political interests! Rampant and uncontrolled drilling of borewells to feed water to the ever increasing, water guzzling, areca plantations has taken the water table to dangerously low levels (such water is contaminated with heavy metals, and not suitable for drinking)! Greedy people have even leveled mountain tops artificially with outsider mud, drilled multiple bores and planted areca These borewells have sucked water from the neighbouring open wells, most of which are going dry early in the summer which is unprecedented!! A time has come where we can see a picture of acute water scarcity in the coming years; this issue will become more critical with the climate change and El Nino effect!! To add to the problem, most open wells in and around the city are contaminated with sewage water, thanks to the corporation! All in all, as some expert has opined that: "in future wars will be fought for WATER" is about to come true in this region!! Please do your own research and think for yourselves about the gravity of the situation!!

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    Build more yettinahole projects, I hope dodaballapur and Rural Bangalore have plenty of water which was diverted from yettinahole and kempehole

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  • Sharan, Mangalore`

    Sun, Apr 23 2023

    BJP;cong, JDS equally responsible , no one knows status of ettina hole. everyone made money

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 22 2023

    Man made disaster, selfish motives, yettihole....... all silent now. Time to payback vote smart, is this our development?

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 22 2023

    Keep digging for sand and then cry.

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