Make water cut in city, instructs gurdian secy
Nashik: There is very little water stock in the Gangapur dam and this stock will last till July 30. Considering the delay in monsoon arrival, make the planning of available water and implement water cut in the city, instructed district guardian secretary Sitaram Kunte.
He ordered to conduct a joint meeting of the District Collector, Municipal Corporation and irrigation department and take a proper decision about water cut. Kunte called a media briefing on Friday and informed about his drought tour of the district.
A total of 4900 MCFt water is reserved for the city. Nashik Municipal Corporation has used 3447 MCFT water, out of a total of 4900 MCFT water which has been reserved for the city. At present, the city requires 16.18 MCFt water daily. Considering the available water stock in the dam, it can last till July 31.
It is being predicted that the monsoon could be delayed. During discussions with officials of the irrigation department over this, they opined to make water cut if the water is provided to the city.
The District Collector should conduct a meeting of the NMC water supply department and irrigation department and take a decision of water cut in the city, instructed Kunte. While taking a decision of water cut, take all department concerned to water supply and Nashikites into confidence while taking this decision, he asked.
Meanwhile, Kunte informed about his drought dour of the district and measures being taken by the government. However, questions over an irregularity in the tanker, water supply schemes, delay in the start of fodder camps and negligence of administration, Kunte preferred to wrap the media briefing.
Kunte toured Sinnar tehsil on Thursday and inspect drought situation there. He conducted a meeting all administrative officials on Friday and instructed to implement measures to deal with drought conditions.
At present, there are 80 animals in a fodder depot in Gulvanch. Pomegranate and grape farms are affected by drought. Onion at storages suffered a 25% loss. Fodder depots have been started at seven places in the district, Kunte informed further.