Paradip: Amid deficit in rainfall due to erratic monsoon this season, acute water crisis has hit Paradip port township. As per reports, the port authorities in the township today informed that domestic water supply from Taladanda Canal will be reduced till the water shortage is resolved.
The port authorities today announced that supplied water will be provided to the town residents once a day from today onwards. The decision on water supply restriction has been taken keeping in view the decrease in water level of the reservoir. The officials have informed that the check on the water supply will continue until the water level replenishes.
In this connection, an awareness was also created among the residents on ‘save water’ campaign.
Usually, water from the Taladanda Canal is refined and supplied to the residents of the township. But due to decline in water level the residents are facing water shortage.
Indiscriminate use of water by industries and expansion of Paradip township and its suburbs has caused decrease in ground water level as well.
Recently, the Union government informed that Odisha’s first 10 million litre per day (MLD) de-salination plant to make sea water potable will soon come up in the port town.
The plant will be set up by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai to address the industrial and drinking water needs of the town.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between NIOT and Paradip Port Trust (PPT) on July 15.