Water crisis: 700 villages in state face drinking water shortage
news Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 24, 2015 | 12.54 pm IST As many as 700 villages in Karnataka are facing shortage of drinking water and that 35 taluks have been declared drought-hit. Responding to a question in the Assembly, Revenue Minister V Srinivas Prasad said that 700 villages in seven districts were facing drinking water shortage – Dharwad, Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagara, Mysuru,, Chikballapur, Kolar, Bengaluru Urban. Read: Siddaramaiah bows to pressure, agrees to allocate funds for Yettinahole project The minister also said that the government had declared 35 taluks in nine districts as drought-hit, and that water was being supplied to these areas through 1,140 tankers. Read: Karnataka government given two days to include Yettinahole project in budget Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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