Huge rally taken out against water scarcity

YSR Congress leaders and people from several municipal divisions in the Kurnool Municipal Corporation took out a huge rally carrying empty plastic pitchers from the district party office and staged a demonstration at the Collectorate here on Monday deploring the acute drinking water scarcity.
Ramaiah, Kurnool constituency in charge Hafeez Khan and secretary Narasimha Yadav led the rally and demonstration.
‘Water diverted’ All the 51 municipal divisions in Kurnool were reeling under water scarcity, but the Ministers and officials were not initiating any remedial measures, Ms. Charitha Reddy alleged.
The MLA attributed the scarcity to storage of less than one tmcft of water in Gajuladinne project having a capacity of 4.50 tmcft and lack of storage in the summer storage tank.
Officials were discriminating against the 14 municipal divisions in the erstwhile Kallur panchayat in Panyam constituency and supplying water once in 10 days, as against alternate day supply in other municipal divisions in Kurnool city, she alleged.
Water was being released after midnight in areas inhabited by poorer sections and they had to spend sleepless nights to fill a few pitchers of water, he added.
Gundrevula project The YSRC leaders submitted a representation to Collector S. Satyanarayana and sought construction of Gundrevula project and another summer storage tank in Kurnool.
They said water could be drawn from the Pandikona reservoir and wanted desilting of the wells in the Tungabhadra river course.
They sought alternate day water supply in Kurnool and Kallur.
The Collector assured them of resolving the water problem by discussing with irrigation superintending engineer Chandrasekhar Reddy and municipal commissioner S. Ravindra Babu.

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