It seems Mangaluru City Corporation has risen from its slumber when the water crisis situation has worsened. It has now embarked upon the task of identifying water sources and developing them. As a first move, the MCC even plans to make full use of public lakes and wells. But, it is nothing but an irony that many of these are not of any use as of now.
The city is facing acute water crisis and the administration has already stated that water in the Tumbay vented dam is suffice for the next few days. Presently, water is being supplied to the city every alternate day to ensure the water in the dam lasts at least till it rains.
A decision taken to install lightning arresters in the district two years ago has still not been implemented. In order to avoid injuries and deaths due to lightning strikes during monsoons, the district administration had decided to install lightning arresters at 11 places in different taluks of the district.
S R Hiremutt, President of Samaja Parivartana Samudaya has stressed the need to formulate a policy for the usage of agricultural lands. He also strongly contended that farm lands should not be handed over for non-agricultural purposes.
The commencement of the T -20 cricket tournament has once again given rise to the menace of betting which has become rampant in the recent years. Dakshina Kannada too is no exception and this cricket betting has posed a big challenge to the Police Department just when the cricket fever too rises.
The PMO has responded to a letter written by a local resident to the Prime Minister complaining about the delay in the task of rejuvenating the Gujjarakere in Mangaluru. In a communication to the Chief Secretary of the State, the PMO has directed it to take steps to complete the project.
During his recent visit to the District Prison in Mangaluru, DGP(Prisons) Satyanarayana Rao had assured to install mobile jammers within the prison premises very soon to prevent under trials from using mobile phones. His assurance had come in the wake of the jail being witness to several clashes in the recent years and also in the wake of the more recent raid by City Police Commissioner Chandra Shekhar and his team wherein drugs and mobile phones were seized.
The impasse over the pre-paid autorickshaw counter at the Mangaluru Junction Railway Station still continues despite a meeting held recently under the presidentship of local MP Nalin Kumar Kateel to settle the impasse. It may be recalled here the counter which had commenced operations on July 15 had closed down within 18 days.
DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai has recently announced the proposal to construct a Valmiki Bhavan. But the question is –Does Dakshina Kannada need another Bhavan, a promise left to be unfulfilled when already several Bhavans that have been announced have still not seen the light of the day?
The Town Hall renovation works have finally reached its final phase after several initial hiccups. But, the amusing part of the story is that already several deadlines have come up for the completion of the works.