No shortage of water in the State- WRD informs CM

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Panaji: Even as several parts of North Goa, specially Bardez taluka is reeling under water crisis, the Water Resources Department (WRD) has said that there is no water shortage in the State.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today chaired a meeting with the WRD Chief Engineer Shrikant Patil and took stalk of the situation.

In a press statement issued, it is been said that the officials informed Chief Minister that currently, the water from Tillari Canal from Maharashtra has been stopped because of landslides due to the recent rains in August and September.

 The cleaning of the landslide work has been undertaken by Government of Maharashtra and are likely to be completed by the second week of December. The project authorities in Maharashtra have assured that they will release the required quantity of water for irrigation and drinking purpose in Goa by the second week of December.

The WRD officials informed that because of the work of clearing the landslide in the canal in Maharashtra, as a temporary arrangement, the Goa authorities are pumping water from Sal Bandhara and bringing to Amthane Dam which in turns supplies water to the Assonora Water Treatment Plant.

The officials further informed that the Amthane Dam has got a minimum of 20 days stock of water and there is no shortage of water in Goa.

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