Scanty rainfall: Admn gears up to avert water, fodder crises

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2017 11:11:47


 

By Ashish Rajput,

A committee comprising senior officers from Public Health Engineering, Irrigation, Agriculture Department and other departments has been constituted to monitor the situation.

The committee will prepare a report to ensure availability of necessary resources in sensitive areas

FOLLOWING scanty rainfall in the district, situation for availability of drinking water and green fodder in coming months is alarming. Taking cognisance of the situation, the district administration has started preparations to ensure availability of water and fodder for convenience of residents.
Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’ informed that the situation is alarming to ensure availability of water and fodder following less rainfall received in the district.


A committee comprising senior officers from Public Health Engineering, Irrigation, Agriculture Department and other departments concerned has been constituted to monitor the situation and preparing a report to ensure availability of necessary resources in sensitive areas. The committee will forward its report to provide water, fodder and other essential resources.
The district has registered scanty rainfall of around 31.8 inches this year against 55 inches rainfall registered in 2016. Lowest rainfall in the district was 23 inch in 1996 and 1981.


Meteorology Department Assistant Scientist Devendra Tiwari informed that till now the district has registered scanty rainfall. Overall rainfall is likely to be less than past years and making preliminary preparations is a good sign to avert adverse situation. He informed that annual rainfall in 2015 during the same period was around 31.8 and lowest rainfall in the district 23 inch was registered in 1981 and 1996.


Notwithstanding the fact that the district has abundance of water resources and adequate water supply through river Narmada, Gaur, Pariyat and Khandari but depleting water in
all the water bodies is a matter of serious concern. It is foresightedness of district administration to start preparations to avoid adverse circumstances and ensure availability of water, green fodder and other essential resources to tackle water crises in the district.