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Potable water to be supplied in tankers to villages in four districts

SOCIAL CONCERN:Suyatindra Swami of Sri Raghavendra Swami Math handing over a water tanker to Manjunath Nayak, chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat, in Bellary on Tuesday.
SOCIAL CONCERN:Suyatindra Swami of Sri Raghavendra Swami Math handing over a water tanker to Manjunath Nayak, chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat, in Bellary on Tuesday.

Sri Raghavendra Swami Math in Mantralayam, in association with Infosys Foundation, on Tuesday launched a project for supplying drinking water to villages in Bellary district.

Suyatindra Swami of the math handed over two tankers of 40,000 litres and 60,000 litres to Manjunath Nayak, chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat. The first supply of drinking water went to Gudar Nagar on the outskirts of Bellary. “This is an ambitious project of the math to serve people. The math, which is already supplying drinking water in and around Mantralayam, wanted to extend it to a few districts, including Bellary, Bijapur, Gulbarga and Raichur, which are facing drinking water crisis. Initially, the supply of water in Bellary district will commence from Tuesday,” Suyameendra Achar, additional private secretary to the seer, told presspersons.

The tanker lorries have been donated by Infosys Foundation and the math will meet the recurring expenditure. The zilla panchayat will have to provide potable water and provide the route map. A coordination committee headed by the seer has been constituted, with Sanjeev Murthy as adviser. Vidyadhar Kinnal, principal of the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, and Viju Danapur, among others, will be coordinators. The committee will monitor the implementation of the project in Sandur, Kudligi, Hagaribommanahalli and Hadagali taluks of the district, he said.

Mr. Nayak said that he was happy when this proposal came from the math as several villages in the district were facing drinking water scarcity. “With two tankers and a promise to provide a third one the drinking water shortage in villages can be eased,” he said.

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