Udupi: There is an acute shortage of drinking water in the Kodankoor ward of the Udupi City Municipality limit and the CMC is not responding to the drinking water crisis, alleged G A Koteyar, Mass India Mahiti Seva Samiti NGO president.
Addressing a press meet on Monday, April 1, G. A. Koteyar said that in the Udupi City Municipality limits, Kodankoor area has around 500 houses, since several years there was no problem of drinking water even though there was water scarcity in Bajpe Dam, which supplies drinking water for the city.
The deputy commissioner directed the CMC to provide water to the village once in three days. However, CMC has not responded to the problems faced by the residents. There is a need to clean the public wells in the city so as to overcome the water crisis he said.
Koteyar said that last year, the CMC spent a total of Rs 95 lacs to supply water by tankers to the residents of the city. But the residents of the Kodankoor ward received hardly 5 to 6 tankers of water. Hence, it is understood that the money spent was not justified. He demanded action against the council engineer for this issue.
He also alleged that the CMC officials are creating issue though there is no water problem and that the district administration should find out the exact reason behind the scarcity of water and need to supply water at least once in two days.
Raviraj Shetty President of MASS India Kodankoor, Geetha Suvarna, Ashok Poojary, Rajesh Brahmavara and others were present.