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Tuesday, December 05 2023

Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara Says Smooth Water Supply in Tumakuru

Officials holding a meeting
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Tumakuru: Adequate drinking water supply should be provided across the district. District in-charge Minister and Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara urged the officials to take up tankers, tube wells and other alternative water arrangements on a war footing to supply drinking water. Parameshwara instructed the officials.
Presiding over a progress review meeting on adequate drinking water supply at the DC’s office here today, he instructed the officials to prepare and submit a proposal for alternative drinking water system works to supply clean drinking water from Maidala, Hebbaka, Amanikere, Gangasandra and Marur lakes.
Hemavathi main branch canal 96, 97, 98 km. He instructed the officials to complete the repair work of the canal collapse due to heavy rains last year in the limits and to complete it by June 23 and release hemavathi water to the district by June 25.
Tumakuru city has an estimated population of 4 lakh and drinking water has to be given top priority. Now you have said that we are supplying water every 5 days. If this is the case, how should people live? Do you know the ground reality? The minister also questioned the officials as to why no plan had been made earlier to ensure systematic water supply to the people during the summer.
Tumakuru district is one of the fastest growing cities and in the next 10 years, Tumakuru district will grow at an unimaginable speed. Tumakuru district will grow even faster if many projects from Bengaluru, including metro rail, are shifted to Tumakuru in the coming days. The minister suggested that alternative water arrangements should be made from time to time in accordance with the growing population.
There are a total of 70,000 water-logged connections to 35 wards of Tumakuru city and Bugudanahalli lake will be the source of water for the city. The capacity of the lake is 300 mcft and the present water level in the lake is 32 mcft the daily demand of the city is 54 mcft (1.8 mcft).
At present, the hemavathi water supply is 38 mld (1.33 mld) and a total of 322.75 mcft of water has been released from Hemavathi canal to Bugudanahalli lake during 2022-23. Due to good rains last year, the water in the lake had accumulated till the end of July and the water was started to flow into the lake in the last week of July, and in the last week of December, the canal water supply was stopped. The corporation commissioner informed the meeting that the total number of borewells in the corporation limits is 700 and the quantity of water supplied from the borewells is 05 mcft and where there is a scarcity of water in the city, water is being supplied from six tankers owned by the corporation at present.
MLA G.B. Jyothiganesh, Deputy Commissioner K. Srinivas, Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr. K. Vidyakumari, Additional Deputy Commissioner Shivananda B. Various officials, including Karale, were present.

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