Water Watch: Water supply in Dharwad - Hubballi [Apr 2020]

Last Modified: Fri May 01 2020 08:28:54 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 5
    Number of talukas in Dharwad district - Dharwad, Hubballi, Kundgol, Navalgund and Kalghatgi - all of which have been declared drought-hit.
  • 1 in 12 days
    Supply of water in Dharwad and Hubballi cities - reported on 16 May. Dharwad district relies heavily on the Malaprabha reservoir, about 35km away in Savadatti, Belagavi district, for its supply of water. Earlier, Hubballi had the Neerasagar lake in Dhummavad to bank on, but the lake has run dry and now Hubballi too depends on the Malaprabha.
  • 32
    Number of villages in Kundgol district that are facing acute shortage as the lake in Shirur which was the source has dried up. Male members walk almost 6 kms to Kundgol town to fetch water.
  • 1 in 12 days
    Supply of water to villages in Navalgund taluk which gets its water through the Malaprabha Right Bank Canal. Hirenarti, Basapaur, Benaganahalli, Gudenatti and Allapur villages are facing an acute shortage of drinking water.
  • 1 in 12 days
    Water supplied via tankers in Kalaghatagi and Alnavar towns in Kalaghatagi taluka. While the former depends on water from the Benachi tank the latter on Dougi Nala tank; both sources have run dry.
  • 2,000
    Number of bore wells from which water is drawn and supplied within Dharwad district.
  • 600 ft
    Level to which bore wells have to be dug for drawing water; a few years ago, water could be drawn from 300 ft. With water bodies drying up, it has become difficult to provide drinking water for cattle. There is also a shortage of fodder and many farmers are selling off their cattle to make ends meet.
  • 200 million litres
    Daily requirement of water of Hubballi city. This requirement is met by lifting 160 MLD water from the Malaprabha reservoir and remaining 40 MLD from the Neerasagar lake.