Udupi, Feb 25, 2017 : It is reported that ’Janandolanagala Mahamaithri’, that has expanded its wings to coastal region with the forming of its Dakshina Kannada branch.
The federation, which has the support of various organisations, invites people’s suggestions for the protection of natural resources in the coastal district and thereby ensure drinking water for all, said Ravikiran Punacha, representative of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene.
He said that the Mahamaithri will consolidate the suggestions of people, prepare a long-term solution for drinking water crisis and submit the same to the government. "People may send practical suggestions that will help the government to implement a long-term plan to solve drinking water crisis. Experts in government may prepare plan, but it is people, who can give best suggestions considering their local problems. Hence, the participation of people is important," Ravikiran said adding that all suggestions should be mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by post to Janandolanagala Mahamaithri, C 24, Second Floor, Al Rahaba Plaza, Nellikayi Road, Mangaluru - 575001 before March 10.
He said the state government has already declared Bantwal and Mangaluru taluks as drought-hit. "There are possibilities the days ahead in peak summer will be more critical. Sinking borewells and supplying water through tankers are not permanent solutions. Instead, we need to focus on water conservation, management, recharging, rainwater harvesting and similar other long-term solutions. A comprehensive scheme needs to be prepared in this regard," he added.
Vidya Dinker, who represents Citizens Forum for Mangalore Development