Timely action prevented Bardez water crisis: CM


 Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has stated that the timely release of about 90 MLD of water to the Assonora Treatment Plant had prevented a major water crisis to Bardez Taluka.
“I am closely monitoring the water situation and the Water Resources Department has been asked to ensure that about 90 MLD of water is released to the Assonora Water Treatment Plant. If these efforts were not executed, a major water crisis would have taken place in Bardez taluka,” said Parrikar on Saturday.
Parrikar had convened an urgent meeting last week to find a solution to the Tillari water crisis. At present, 5 pumps are operating round-the-clock at the River Chapora in Sal to supply water to Assonora treatment plant.
Meanwhile, repair work of the Tillari canal at Sateli-Maharashtra is going on at slow pace and water is being released to farmers of Pernem taluka from the Tervane Dam. [H]