Mangalore, May 8: Principal Secretary to the Karnataka Government, Department of Agriculture and District in-charge Secretary, Bharatlal Meena, has directed the MESCOM officials to ensure that power cuts did not disrupt water supply in various parts of the district.
Bharatlal was speaking at the meeting held at the Netravathi Hall of the Zilla Panchayat on May 7, Wednesday to discuss the drinking water problem, fodder and fuel shortage. It was brought to his notice that power cuts hindered water supply. He then directed the MESCOM officials to replace the transformers which are out of order.
He further instructed the MCC Commissioner to set up a 24×7 helpline to tackle water crisis so that affected areas could be supplied water through tankers immediately. He also directed the officials to be always prompt in disbursing compensation to the affected people.
It was informed by the MCC Commissioner that there is sufficient water in the Tumbay dam and he assured that no water problem would crop up.
Contributing to the conversation, Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim said that the second vented dam at Tumbay is being constructed at a cost of Rs 75 crores and once it is complete all water problems would be solved.
Zilla Panchayat CEO Tulasi Maddineni and officials of various departments were present in the meeting.