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Udupi: Water in Baje dam may last only till May 26, says MLA

Udupi: Water in Baje dam may last only till May 26, says MLA


Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, May 12, 2016:  Legislator Pramod Madhwaraj has informed that the water  at the Baje dam across Swarna River is suffice  until May 26.

 

Udupi MLA


Speaking at a meeting of officials at Udupi CMC on May 11, Wednesday, he said  water level in the dam stood at 2.25 meters on Wednesday while last year during the same period, water level was 4.17 meters.

If it used to rain at least twice or thrice in the past by  this time,  to add to the problem, this year the extreme heat condition has led to evaporation of water, he added.

He said  Udupi will be in deep trouble if it does not rain before May 26. Pramod Madhwaraj also informed that  CMC staff have been asked to identify all open wells and bore wells  in the city so that water could be supplied to affected areas. Even government wells and open wells have been identified and if the water is  potable, it would be supplied to the people through tankers, he added.

He also informed that an Emergency Task Force has been set up to deal with the situation.

Assistant Engineer K Ganesh  informed that  public have been informed about the timing of water supply.

CMC President  Meenakshi Bannanje, Vice President Sandhya Kumari and others were present.


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Vijay S, Kundapur Thu, May-12-2016, 2:24
The politicians lead a luxurious life at any time because the provision is made for proper water and all the basic needs . Its the common people who suffer.
Jayaprakash Achar, udupi Thu, May-12-2016, 1:10
If the water is dried up everywhere what will be the solution till it rains? Give permission to construction of huge multi storeyed apartment without making arrangements of water facility during the time of shortage
Suraksha M, Bajpe Thu, May-12-2016, 1:03
Everyone knows the problem find a solution and do not waste money on unnecessary press meets.
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