Mangaluru: Dist administration plans to survey dams using drones to solve water crisis

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 7: District administration of Dakshina Kannada is planning to conduct a survey of main dams of the district using drones to find a solution to the water scarcity that is bothering the district during the summer months.

Those who do the survey through drones have been already approached by the administration and the survey is likely to be conducted once the elections are over.

Water inflows reach the brim in Netravati, Kumaradhara, Phalguni, Nandini and Shambhavi rivers of the district during monsoon. Despite the district receiving copious rainfall there is a shortage of water during summer. So the survey will help in knowing how much of deep silt should be removed in AMR, Thumbay and Harekala dams so that more water can be stored in these dams.

The survey will also give an account of the number of days the water can be used. A comprehensive report will be submitted to the government by the district administration.

There are 342 vented dams in the district including Thumbay, AMR, Malavoor and newly constructed Harekala. There are 41 vented dams in Mangaluru legislative constituency, 35 in Mangaluru North, 49 in Mulky-Moodbidri, 38 in Bantwal, 64 in Puttur, 53 in Sullia and 62 in Beltangady taluk that are maintained by minor irrigation department.

In addition, vented dams have been built at Biliyoor and Sangabettu of Bantwal taluk but the water supply is yet to begin. Another vented dam is under construction at Jakribettu as per the information provided by executive engineer of small irrigation department Sandeep Kumar.




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  • S g kankanady, Mangalore

    Mon, May 08 2023

    Get drones to make it rain👍

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Mon, May 08 2023

    John F. Kennedy declared, “The best time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” --- The MANGALORE administration needs to follow the advice of JFK ---- Fix the water problem when in abundance or not when the crisis erupts -- next month monsoon should start and will be all but forgotten -- till next crisis----

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Mon, May 08 2023

    In Some area there is no water supply from Nov month onwards and if we inform to the Corporator, Commissioner , MLA , MP they are not taken any action till today from last 05 years and now what survey they do . This is one more new idea to loot money .

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  • Nawaz, dubai

    Sun, May 07 2023

    They were busy doing road constructions, and re-digging already concreted roads everywhere, because 40% can be easily made...doing a survey for water scarcity, and seeking a permanent solution for people's perennial water problems was never a priority, because no money making potential in solving people's issues...

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sun, May 07 2023

    Typical case of looking for washroom when urge to shoot the crap is at its peak. Once monsoon sets in all will forget until next delayed monsoon.. In the meantime achche din for tanker mafia continues...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, May 08 2023

    Bro, where is the regular monsoon delayed, it's schedule is first week of June? It's only that the premonsoon showers did not come to their rescue as it does usually!

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, May 07 2023

    Why use Drones...???? Let the useless Government officials who are paid salary leave their seats and survey...!!!!!!???

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Sun, May 07 2023

    Why wait till elections are over????….Is this District or Destruct administration want people to die out of water scarcity which is imminent and immediate need. Survey by 40% administration will not solve people’s woes.

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