KARKALA : Several rural as well as urban areas in Karkala are hit by acute water
scarcity bringing untold hardships to the common man. People in rural areas are forced to
tread long distances to fetch water as wells have gone dry. The farming community too
is hit had by the water scarcity , which has affected the cops.
On the other hand water wars have become common in rural areas where the women folk
often get involved in verbal duels over water. In rural areas of Karkala, majority of the
people do not have tap water connections and depend on public taps. Long queues of pots
are seen near the public taps often leading to strifes.
Though government has sanctioned subsidy for digging water storage pits in order to
increase ground water level, this has not helped the people to the desired extent. On the
other hand, if several of these pits got closed naturally some others proved death traps to