Sullia: No water has flown from a seven-year-old tank


Daijiworld Media Network - Sullia (SP)

Sullia, Apr 15: A huge drinking water storage tank had been built about seven years back at Chingani Gudde in Panja village for supplying water to Panja village in the taluk. However, since then, not a drop of water has flowed out from this tank.

This is a good example of a government scheme for which funds have been spent but the project has been of no use to the people. The plan to supply drinking water to different parts of Panja village through this tank has remained on paper.

When Asha Thimmappa was the zilla panchayat member of the Bellare constituency seven years back, she dreamt of providing drinking water to the villagers of Panja. She got a huge tank built atop Chingani Gudde, which is the highest point in the village. A plan to dig a jack well in River Kumaradhara was also a part of the plan. Pipeline for a distance of 4.2 km from Pulikukku to Chingani Gudde has been laid and a 10 HP pump has also been provided. But they failed to supply any water to the villagers.

Not only this, but even the tank near the junior college next to it is not getting water properly. Panja panchayat got the pipe repaired, used air valve, returning valve, a 20 HP pump fixed and succeeded in bringing water to the junior college tank but it has failed to see that water flows into the Chingani Gudde tank.

The efforts, money spent on tank construction and pipeline and other expenses have gone waste as a result. many parts of Dakshina Kannada district are facing drinking water problem and the district administration has failed to augment water even though water is available. The locals are unhappy at the inability of the concerned in getting water pumped into the tank that has become old without being used.

 

 

 

  

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  • Sunil DSouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Biggest problem is that we see the lifting capacity of the pump in terms of HP whereas the correct detail would be HP along with head rating in Meters. So if the tank is positioned at 20m height from source of water then we will need a 10HP 20m head pump. On the other hand if we supply a higher HP pump with a lower head rating then this will not suffice the lift requirement but on the other hand the water flow in Liter Per Second will be high. So if you use a 15HP 15m head pump the water will never reach the 20m high tank. Think about it next time you plan to install a pump.

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  • Alfred dsouza, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    I have grown up to be a senior citizen. To my knowledge ..... if the project was conceived during another party government at the time, the present government will not touch it. We have untouchable habit in India. May be an untouchable had drawn water from that well initially. How sad !!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Alfred d souzaMumbai,Alfiama ,first of all does anyone know there is a tank there ?Or does anyone or who let build knew how to use it?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    After 2014 ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Good Governance ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Yes in India it is not the first one which fails to function which Govt.does.Can say they have simply carried the money to hill.Wonder why did they still left it there and sitting cool saying it doesnt function.Either dig it out or repair it with your full heart action.One must have really interest ,then only things will function.Does any efficient engineers lacking in India ?who doesnt understnd how this functions ?Shame on you all simply govt money letting rust ,and villagers suffer.Now take the challange Panchat members.Think of villagers drinking water problems as yours.

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