PORVORIM: WRD Minister Subhash Shirodkar today said that his department would install a 250 MLD project to supply to North Goa in a bid to solve the problem of water shortage in the next 10 to 15 months.
“In a bid to solve the problem of water shortage in the next 10 to 15 months, the state government would install a 250 MLD project to supply to North Goa,” said Shirodkar
He further said that WRD department would soon start projects to solve water supply problems in Ponda.
“This year, people will have to bear with water shortage but by next year, there will be some relief and by 2025, there will be no water scarcity,” Shirodkar said
Minister said that Goa will have sufficient water in 2024 but some areas may
still face problems until the Sal plant is ready,” the minister said. The Sal plant has been planned considering the water requirements until 2037, he said.
Shirodkar also said that the ambitious plans for rainwater harvesting will be unveiled in June or July. The response of farmers to the water-harvesting methods has been reasonably good so far, he said
Shirodkar has appealed to the general public not to throw garbage in Nullahs. Maintain the natural beauty of the State, he said and warned that strict action will be initiated against those who misuse the Nullahs in the State.
Additional pipeline to Kushavati to Davorlim and Davorlim to Verna are the two projects WRD Minister intends to take up on priority in order to solve the scarcity of water in these areas, he mentioned.