Mysuru District has received a total of 56 MM of rainfall between January and April, which is more than the normal level received during this period, said Deputy Commissioner D Randeep.
Providing details to PWD and District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa and District In-charge secretary M Lakshminarayan at a meeting organised at his office in the city on Monday, he said, “The normal rainfall in the district between January and April is 30.2 MM but this time the district has received 26.7 MM more rain.”
Dr Mahadevappa, who presided over the meeting, directed the district-level officials to take measures to ensure sufficient drinking water and fodder till the onset of monsoon.
“There must be no scarcity of drinking water and fodder in the district, the authorities have managed the drought situation in a good manner, but this must be efficiently continued till June,” he added.
The authorities have taken up 31 projects under Multi-Village Drinking water scheme and 14 of them have been completed while the remaining 15, which are under progress, will be completed by March 2018, the officials said.
Under the Task Force programme, the district administration has taken up 1,061 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 719.10 lakh for the financial year 2016-17. Of them, 943 projects have been completed and 118 are under progress. The authorities sought an additional Rs 4.80 crore for an additional 362 projects. –SN, KK