NALGONDA: If there is any region in the State that has been suffering from the same set of problems over the decades with no government worth its salt ever attempting to solve the woes, then Nalgonda perhaps fits the bill. Water scarcity and fluorosis have become perennial to this region.
Except the media, which may focus on the district on a lean day when no other major story is available, and some non-governmental agencies which have been raising funds to tackle the fluorosis problem, none is interested in attending to the problems of the people in this district.
Take for instance Munugode Assembly segment, change of governments has not brought any change in the situation here. Availability of enough water for both drinking and cultivation purposes is still a dream for the people here.
Except for Chowtuppal, there is scarcity of water in mandals like Marriguda, Chandoor, Nampally, Munugode and Narayanapuram.
High fluorine content in water is another major problem facing the district.
In Batlapally village of Marriguda mandal for instance, it has been found that every litre of water drawn from the borewell has 14 per cent fluorine content which is far above the normal levels. Though the government has spent Rs 500 crore for supply of Krishna water for drinking purposes in the district, the scheme could hardly cover half of the mandals in the constituency.
It is not that there is no way to solve the water problem.
If the pipeline, through which the government is already pumping drinking water to the twin cities, is extended from Mall mandal headquarters to Yerragandlapally and Beemanapally tanks, water for drinking as well as cultivation can be made available to all mandals in the constituency. While there are means definitely available to solve problems, what is lacking is political will, feel the public here.