Staff Correspondent

Minister says he will raise the issue in Assembly session

Water from Karanja reservoir released to

Manjara barrage

Officials say there will be no water shortage

for next three months

BIDAR: Bidar district in-charge Minister Revu Naik Belamagi on Monday said he would raise the issue of drinking water shortage in the Assembly session.

He was speaking to presspersons after a meeting with district-level officers at the office of Deputy Commissioner here.

Mr. Belamagi said at the meeting that there was no dearth of funds for ensuring adequate drinking water supply to people. Mr. Belamagi said, “Officials should prepare projects for ensuring water supply and the projects should be completed within the stipulated time.”

Officials of the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Sewage Board (KUWSSB) said that water from Karanja reservoir had been released to Manjara barrage and there would not be any water shortage in Bidar city for at least three months.

Mr. Belamagi met farmers who were agitating for compensation for crop failure.

He said reports from the Deputy Commissioners would be sought before declaring any district drought hit.

Memorandum

A memorandum was submitted to the Minister by the honorary president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Basavaraj Tambake.

The memorandum said , that under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule, farmers were facing fertilizer shortage.

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