Difficult to digest, but that's the reality — a whopping 3,000 villages in Karnataka will face shortage of drinking water this summer.The forecast, made at the deputy commissioners' conference chaired by CM H D Kumaraswamy here on Monday, is a hard blow to rural Karnataka which is already grappling with power cuts.'With rains having failed last year, drought situation prevails in 128 taluks. Ensuring drinking water supply would be a major problem in the coming days,' officials of the rural water supply department told the CM."
Though Rs 495 crore had been spent last year on installing 7,288 hand pumps and starting about 2,500 piped and mini water supply programmes, future would be grim, officials said.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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