Srikakulam dist to face water scarcity this summer
Srikakulam: Residents of upland areas in the district may face drinking water shortage in summer as tanks are drying in most of the villages due to scanty rainfall in the district.
The following mandals and villages would face severe water shortage this summer- Etcherla, Laveru, Ranastalam mandals; similarly, upland villages in Ponduru, G Sigadam, Rajam, Vangara mandals; hilly areas in Sitampeta, Kotturu, Bhamini, Mandasa, Meliaputti, Pathapatnam mandals in agency; adjacent villages of Odisha border in Itchapuram, Kaviti, Kanchili, Sompeta mandals- if officials fail to fill the tanks in these areas as a precautionary measure.
“Every year water is available in Avurubanda tank near our village till the end of February, but this year water level was completely reduced due to scanty rainfall,” Modalavalasa Madhu, Pappala Gangadhar Rao, Kuna Mukundha Rao villagers of Chinnaraopalli in Etcherla mandal told The Hans India.
“This year, we initiated early action plan to face water scarcity in the wake of less rainfall and would fill tanks in upland areas on a priority basis,” in-charge superintending engineer of rural water supply P Ravi said.