Bhopal mayor Alok Sharma said, “The municipal corporation is monitoring the situation and we will ensure supply of water through tankers in affected areas"
Bhopal: Mayor Alok Sharma on Tuesday demanded an all-party meeting to address the growing concern over the increasing water crisis in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
With the increase in temperature, the water level at lake Bhojtal is swiftly depleting. This triggered water shortage in several areas of the city.
According to reports, the Bhojtal lake is close to reaching dead storage level. Sharma said that he has already met the state minister Govind Singh on Monday and demanded a Rs 100 crore package to tackle the situation. He also promised to talk to the chief minister Kamal Nath.
Madhya Pradesh: Bhojtal lake of Bhopal close to reaching dead storage level. A Sharma, Bhopal Mayor says, "A water crisis has come before us, I met state minister Dr Govind Singh ji today & demanded a ₹100 crore package to tackle the situation, he said he'll talk to the CM"(3.6) pic.twitter.com/Cou7G3w6Cs— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2019
Sharma said, “In the last few years, the blessings of rain gods haven’t been much in the area. Hence Bhopal’s ‘bada talab’, which is the city’s lifeline, could only get filled to 50% of its original capacity. And now this has raised the issue of the water crisis.”
Sharma also added, “The municipal corporation is monitoring the situation and we will ensure supply of water through tankers in affected areas” with an appeal to the citizens to use water sustainably and help in conserving it.
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Last Updated 4, Jun 2019, 10:16 AM