Sunday, March 1, 2015

KCR to fix height of Pranahita project

Water crisis looms large

The water crisis is looming large on Adilabad district much before the onset of summer as the ground water table is at an abysmal low of 0.5 meters. 

The officials and elected representative to not have any clear action plan so far to tackle the drinking water problems in the district.

The crisis is worse in the tribal areas but the governing body meeting of the ITDA, Utnoor , held recently, did not take any decision on ht action plan.

Deputy Director, Groundwater department G. Kumaraswamy said in 2014, there was 760 mm rainfall recorded against an average rainfall of 1,147 mm recorded in 2014, which means there was 35 percent deficit rainfall. People in Utnoor and Adilabad divisions, Tanoor, Mudhole, Bhainsa mandals in Nirmal division are already facing the worst water crisis.