Drought in monsoon: Thousands of villages in district are parched!

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Drought in monsoon: Thousands of villages in district are parched!

Drought in monsoon: Thousands of villages in district are parched!

Bhavana S   ¦    Aug 13, 2019 12:15:16 PM (IST)

Drought in monsoon: Thousands of villages in district are parched!-1Bengaluru: Coastal, South, and North Karnataka regions are worst hit by the floods and landslides. The death toll touched 50, but amid all this, hundreds of villages across 11 districts of the state are facing drought situation, forcing the state government to supply drinking water through tankers.

Tumakuru is the worst affected district with 139 villages reeling under drinking water woes. All these villages are getting tanker water followed by Chikkaballapura district where 138 villages are hit by drought. In Bengaluru rural, 83 villages are facing drought while Hassan has 36 and Mysuru district has 12 dry villages.

According to the reports prepared by the respective district administrations, the number of drought-hit villages crosses over 1,000 across the state. In Chikkaballapura 87.46% lakes are empty while 355 villages are facing drought condition.

"Out of 1,603 lakes of Chikkaballapura 1,541 lakes are empty. In the rest of the lakes, the water level is less than 25%. Almost all the reservoirs of the district are also facing water shortage," informed authorities.