Permission granted to sink borewells in the water shortage areas

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Sasikanth Senthil

Mangaluru : 48 open wells have been identified in City Corporation limits for supplying water said, Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil on Monday. He was speaking at a meeting chaired by District In-charge Minister U T Khader at the deputy commissioner’s office in Mangaluru on Monday. Senthil said that there are 135 borewells and 48 open […]

Places identified for the construction of 497 vented dams in DK

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
ZP dam

Mangaluru : Two vented dams have been constructed under funds available from Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the district said, Zilla Panchayat deputy secretary Umesh on Wednesday. Speaking at the Zilla Panchayat meeting, he said, “Places have been identified for the construction of 497 vented dams. The estimates have been prepared for […]

New 33 Borewells to be drilled in Mangaluru City

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Mangaluru: MLA JR Lobo has directed the concerned authorities to drill 33 borewells in the city to prevent water scarcity in Mangaluru city area limits. The decision was made in a meeting of Water Task force held at MLA’s office located in Kadri of the city on Tuesday. Speaking in the meeting, the MLA said […]

Declare Dakshina Kannada as a drought-hit area

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Mangaluru : Members, cutting across party lines, urged Zilla Panchayat to construct check dams and percolation pits to recharge groundwater in Dakshina Kannada district. Taking part in a Zilla Panchayat meeting here on Monday, the members said the deficit rainfall has failed to recharge the groundwater resources. The district’s water level is fast depleting and […]

Meet deadline set for water works or face action, CM warns officials

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has warned officials of stringent action, including dismissal, if they fail to complete drinking water projects by the end of February. Chairing the Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) progress review meeting at the auditorium of the Regional Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday, Siddaramaiah took Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Chief Executive […]

‘Relax ban on borewells in coastal districts’

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Mangaluru: Activists of the Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha (KRRS) staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday opposing the ban on drilling borewells in the State for irrigation. In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, president of Dakshina Kannada unit of KRRS Ravikiran Punacha said that the water table […]

Drinking water issue dominates CMC meeting

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
CMC meeting

Mangaluru: The issue of drinking water dominated the general body meeting of the Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC) here on Tuesday. Raising the issue, Ramesh Kanchan, councillor, said that there was water shortage in some parts of the city and demanded to know the measures taken by the CMC to mitigate it. Narismha Nayak, councillor, […]

‘16 GPs brought under multi-village water scheme in Udupi constituency’

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Pramod Madhwaraj

Udupi : Pramod Madhwaraj, MLA, said on Friday that 16 out of the 18 gram panchayats (GPs) in Udupi Assembly constituency had been covered under two projects of the multi-village drinking water supply scheme. He was chairing a meeting of panchayat development officers and other officials on tackling water scarcity in rural areas, here. Mr. […]

Tulunad Rakshna Vedike (TRV) confronts Infosys on borewells.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Tulunad Rakshna Vedike

Mangalore: Residents of Mudipu, Balepuni , Kurnadu and other villages in GP jurisdiction have taken the assistance of TRV to prevent Infosys from drilling borewells in their areas, and formed squads to create public awareness about those violating public peace. Recently, TRV leader Jeppu Yogish Shetty took them into his fold and met the DC […]