Harsh summer, Power and Water shortages in Bangalore and Karnataka in 2016
Karnataka and Bangalore is staring at a critical water shortage and a harsh summer, this as experts feel is worst in 40 years.
The state government has already declared drought in 136 talukas, this in itself considered the worst in 40 years.
Bangalore`s Whitefield, Electronic City, Sarjapur Road, Hebbal surrounding newly developed areas in Bangalore north is badly affected by the dwindling ground water levels. Many bore wells are dry and water tankers are the only hope for the commercial and residential establishments.
6,000 to 7,000 liters of untreated raw water is sold at Rs.300/- per tanker to Rs.900/- a tanker in February, 2016 and due to severe shortage of water, the tariff is on the rise, it might reach Rs.1,500/- a tanker by May, 2016, if there are no rains.
Due to the fire at linganamuki/sharavathi hydro project, the power situation is equally grim.
The entire state is facing a severe drought and shortage of drinking water is of serious concern.