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Monday, December 04 2023

Bidar: Drinking water crisis worsens

Bidar: Drinking water crisis worsens
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Bidar: With the onset of summer, there has been a water crisis in many parts of the Taluks. There is a shortage of drinking water in the Thaandas under Jamagi Gram Panchayat , which borders Telangana in the Taluk.

The people of Ghama Thaanda, which is two and a half kilometers from Jamagi, has been facing water scarcity for drinking since a month ago. The thaanda has 150 houses and more than 600 habitations. Since one of the existing borewells has dried up, people have to travel two-and-a-half kilometres. It is imperative to bring water from a distance.

“A similar water problem comes up in our thaanda every year in the summer. But so far no one has found a permanent solution to the problem. Since we have to go to work as labourers, our children are leaving school and fetching water,” said a resident of Thaanda.

“There is a shortage of drinking water in Ghama Thaanda, Deola Thaanda, Poma Thaanda, and Tukaram Thaanda which come under Jamgi Panchayat. In some places, the problem has been resolved. There was no water in Ghama Thaanda despite reboring. That’s why the thaanda people are facing problems,” says Vittalrao, a Gram Panchayat member who represents this Thaanda.

“I have been repeatedly asking for a permanent solution to these Thaandas. But the authorities are not listening to us. I convinced the authorities to dig a well near Manjra River near Vallepura and fetch water from there, but to no avail,” he said.

“It’s summer now. There is no genuine concern to solve the problem of drinking water. People don’t know when the Panchayat Development Officer will visit. So, before whom should the problem be mentioned,” said Sallauddin, a resident of Jamagi Village.

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