Bangalore: A day after parts of Kolar and his
Lok Sabha constituency Chikkaballapur witnessed violent
protests over supply of drinking water, Union Law Minister
Veeerappa Moily on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Karnataka
government appealing for immediate action.
In letters to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, Water
Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai and others, he said that
the government sink borewells on priority to solve the
drinking water problem.
Kolar, Bangalore Rural and Chikkaballapur faced severe
drinking water scarcity, he said and wanted the government to
take up `Yettinahole Water Supply Scheme` as early as
The scheme envisages supply of piped water supply from
Yettinahole river in Sakaleshpur in Hassan district to
Chikkaballapur, Bangalore Rural and also to Yelahanka in
Bangalore City, he said.
Moily has appealed to Yeddyurappa to include the scheme in
the upcoming budget.