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Fill tank immediately, to avoid water crisis in summer: samiti

The Hindu, 21 January 2014


Members of the Raichur Swachagolisi Horata Samiti staging a protest in Raichur on Monday.— Photo: Santosh Sagar

RAICHUR: The Raichur Swachagolisi Horata Samiti demanded that the City Municipal Council (CMC) fill the Rampur tank and Ganekal reservoir, to avoid a drinking water crisis in summer.

Hundreds of activists and citizens, wielding placards and slogans, took out a protest and staged a demonstration outside the CMC office here on Monday.



“Ganekal reservoir, which receives water from Tungabhadra left bank canal, provides water to Rampur tank, from where drinking water is supplied to many residential areas in the city. The reservoir should have a water-level of 30 feet by this time; because of CMC negligence, it has only 10 feet, which can last only for another few days,” said Chandragirish, samiti convener.


He demanded that officials correct the situation immediately.


Other demands put forth by the samiti include filling up of potholes and upgrading the city’s roads; expediting road construction from Chandramouleshwara Circle to Purnima Theatre; building a barrage on the Krishna; completing the flyover at Basaveshwara circle; implementation of an underground sewage system; streamlining garbage collection; more free toilets; a platelet sedimentation unit to control dengue, and regular fogging to control mosquitoes; and more streetlights for the city.


A memorandum was handed over to the CMC. Agitators warned of an intensified struggle if their demands were not met.