Dharmasthala seer puts focus on drinking water

The Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) will associate itself actively in the cleanup and maintenance of 100 village tanks in rain deficient districts of north Karnataka from Feb 2017, according to D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmahikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala.

Village tanks are the primary source of drinking water for residents of many districts in north Karnataka. However, water in most of these tanks is dirty and the surface water is usually contaminated, making them unfit for human use. Compounding woes of villagers is the fact that these tanks run dry towards the end of January and early February, leaving them exposed to a long waterless summer.

SKDRDP is also involved in creating awareness among villagers to keep their respective drinking water sources clean and the project will be implemented in 100 tanks in north Karnataka districts.

They have set aside Rs 10 crore for the project, and the pilot activity taken up in 10 village tanks in Kalaburagi and Dharwad earlier this year at a cost of Rs 30 lakh was an outstanding success. The villagers with their active and direct involvement ensured that funds allocated by the Kshetra was not wasted.

Read full report in The Times Of India 
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