Karnataka

61 villages in the grip of severe water shortage in Mandya

Residents of Basaralu village in Mandya district waiting for drinking water.

Residents of Basaralu village in Mandya district waiting for drinking water.  

Residents of 61 villages in K.R. Pet, Maddur and Nagamangala taluks in the district are facing severe drinking water scarcity for several days now.

This was discussed at a meeting chaired by Javed Akthar, district in-charge secretary, here on Monday. He issued instructions to the officials to address the issue. He also suggested that tahsildars and other officials concerned visit the parched areas and take measures to solve the issues. The most affected villages are in Nagamangala taluk, the native taluk of L.R. Shivarame Gowda, incumbent Mandya MP.

Ramakrishna, Executive Engineer, Department of Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, told the meeting that 59 villages in Nagamanagala taluk and one in Maddur taluk have been facing drinking water problems. Residents of one village in K.R. Pet taluk are also facing shortage of drinking water. The department has been supplying water to residents of 61 villages by tankers. It is using water from private borewells in 17 villages.

P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, said the district administration has initiated measures to supply water and is also taking measures to meet the challenges of fodder, seeds and fertilisers in the district. There is no shortage of fodder as of now in the district, he said.

Avinash Menon Rajendran, CEO, Mandya Zilla Panchayat; M.R. Rajesh, Mandya Assistant Commissioner (Revenue); and others were present.

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