K'taka govt releases Rs 40 cr to deal with water crisis

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Bangalore, May 23: The Karnataka government on Thursday released Rs 40 crore to local bodies to take measures to mitigate drinking water scarcity.

This is in addition to Rs 18.72 crore already available in the department for such activities, Minister for Municipalities and Local Bodies, Qamarul Islam told reporters here.

The grant would be utilised for deepening and cleaning of borewells, repair of water supply lines and, if necessary, for digging new borewells and installation of motor pumps,he said.

PTI

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