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A view of Amthane dam reservoir.

50-day water stock available at Anjunem dam reservoir

Sankhali: Around 50 days’ water stock is available at the Anjunem dam reservoir, as presently the water level there is at 76 metres. 

According to the information provided by the dam authorities enough water is available at the dam reservoir, and is being released for irrigation as well as for drinking purpose.

The water level  at the Amthande dam reservoir stands at 45 metres, and water is pumped at Sal pumping station as and when required.

The water from Amthane dam reservoir  is supplied to some parts of Bicholim and Bardez taluka.

Meanwhile, Bicholim Congress block president has criticized the authorities for not taking any measures for the smooth supply of water to villages.

He said that “in spite of the enough raw water stock available at the dam, the water supply to villages like Sal, Menkure, Amthane, and Nanoda besides parts of Bicholim town  is regularly disrupted. The government had assured to set up 10MLD mini-water treatment plant at Sal, but nothing has been done towards that end so far.”

Bicholim MLA Rajesh Patnekar said, “The water supply is smooth. However, sometimes there is power failure, which leads to water shortage.”

“We have succeeded in resolving the problem,” said an official.

Meanwhile, the machinery at Assonora, Padoshe and Sankhali water treatment plants has become old, and needs an urgent attention.

“We are regularly informing the concerned department, however, no one is taking interest in the issue,” said Sunil Sidhaye from Nanoda.

Meanwhile, a delegation is likely to meet the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant over the water issue soon, informed the villagers from

Latambarcem.

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