Mangalore, Sep 20, 2014: According to reports, District-in-Charge Minister Ramanath Rai speaking at meet, directed officials to regularise all the unauthorised water connections in gram panchayats where the MCC main water pipelines from Thumbe vented dam pass through.
He said that the zilla panchayat should ensure that water is supplied to the gram panchayats. Owing to unauthorised water connections, the MCC is incurring loss of water in supply and villages also do not get proper supply.
To avail water, the zilla panchayat should construct an overhead tank and supply water to the villages. The ZP can collect water from the main pipeline from Thumbe and construct a purifying unit and overhead tank to supply it to the villages. In this background, the ZP should submit a proposal to collect water legally from the Thumbe vented dam.
The Minister also directed the Zilla Panchayat and Mangalore City Corporation officials to conduct a joint survey to assess the water connections.