Governor H.R. Bhardwaj on Wednesday said the State government should initiate measures on a priority to resolve the ongoing water crisis in rural areas.

Speaking to presspersons on the sidelines of a programme organised by the RGUHS, the Governor said he had noticed that most of the rivers in Karnataka, including Hemavati, had dried up. “I had toured the State and had also asked the Water Resources Department to store adequate water in the reservoirs. But this was ignored. The government should resolve the crisis on a priority,” he said.