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Teams to monitor water scarcity formed

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BHADRAVATI, MARCH 24. With a view to combating water scarcity in the city and rural areas, separate units have been constituted to monitor the availability and supply of water in the district.

Executive officers will look after the arrangements in each taluk. The public may contact the official concerned through help line phone numbers. The helpline will be operating daily between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For Bhadravati Vasudevappa (ph. 08282 266189) may be approached.

Shivananda Banakar, Executive Engineer, Zilla Panchayat engineering wing, will be in charge of the Shimoga sub-division. He can be contacted on phone 222936. To co-ordinate the division level functioning, Mr. Banakar has been appointed Nodal officer for Shimoga Sub division and Mr. Tippe Swamy, Executive Engineer, Sagar, will be his counter part of Sagar sub division.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayat, Shiva Kumar, said that the responsibility of ensuring that villagers do not face water shortage will rest with the convenor of the task force concerned.

Two divisions have been constituted. One comprising Shimoga, Bhadravathi and Thirthahally taluks, and the other comprising Sagar, Hosanagar, and Sorab taluks (Sagar sub-division).

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