Nainital faces water crisis every year during summer and winter (Symbol: Shutterstock)
To solve the problem of water in Nainital, MP Anil Baluni has planned to build a barrage at Khairna near Haldwani-Almora highway. So that the throat of the local people as well as the tourists can be wet.
Nainital. There will be no shortage of water in Nainital, the city of tourists’ favorite lakes. There will be full availability of water in the coming time for the local people living in Nainital as well as the tourists coming here. BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni has prepared its plan. Actually, despite being a beautiful lake in Nainital, there is a problem of water in summer and winter season. During this time people get water only for a few minutes or hours. To solve the problem of water in Nainital, MP Anil Baluni has planned to build a barrage at Khairna near Haldwani-Almora highway. So that the throats of the local people as well as the tourists can be wet.
On Tuesday, Nainital MPs Ajay Bhatt and Anil Baluni held a meeting with the district officials at the Kathgodam Circuit House. During this, both the MPs told that Rs 75 lakh has been given to the Irrigation Department to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR). Irrigation officers will have to prepare the DPR by October 15 with the help of Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee.
In fact, the water due to which Nainital is recognized, the same water becomes a headache for the residents here in the tourist season. To quench the thirst of the people, eight MLD water is extracted from Nainijheel every day. But in the tourist season, this quantity reaches 15 MLD, due to which the water level of the lake decreases significantly.
BJP MP Anil Baluni and Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt held a meeting with district officials on Tuesday to discuss ways to overcome the water crisis.
By the year 2055, Nainital will need 41 MLD of water.
According to Anil Baluni, the thirst of Nainital is being quenched in some way with eight MLD water. But by the year 2055, Nainital will require 41 MLD of water. In such a situation, the dependence of Naini Lake for water will have to be reduced. A water supply plan will have to be made from the Kosi river. He asked the officials to make a DPR and send it to them by including this action plan in immediate priority. He said that for this important project, funding will be made from the Government of India. Funds will be available from the government’s NHP (National Hydro Project).
At the same time, Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt said that there is a plan to build a big barrage in the Kosi river in Khairna-Garampani. From where according to the primary survey, 24 km long drinking water line will be laid to bring water from Kosi river (Garmpani) to Nainital. 1.53 MCM water will be stored from the river. Four pumping stations will be built at Baderi, Ratighat, Padli and Doonikhal to transport drinking water from Kosi river to Nainital. He said that 120 meters long and 12 meters high artificial lake would be created near Baderi bridge to store water, in which water would be stored and lifted through pumping stations and supplied to Nainital city through pipeline.