Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine

Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine
Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine
Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine
Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine

Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine

Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine/ANI

Karnataka Bans Drinking Water for Car Washing, Gardening; Imposes Rs 5000 Fine

In response to a severe water crisis, the Karnataka Water Supply and Sewerage Board has banned the use of drinking water for car washing, gardening, construction, water fountains, and road maintenance. Violation of this order will result in a fine of Rs 5000. The move aims to conserve water resources during the crisis. Additionally, Bengaluru city district administration fixed prices for tanker water to prevent extortion, with rates varying based on distance. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar emphasized prioritizing irrigation and water management projects over other works to address the water scarcity.

Karnataka Addresses Water Crisis with Usage Restrictions and Pricing Regulation

Facing a severe water crisis, the Karnataka Water Supply and Sewerage Board has implemented strict measures to conserve drinking water. The ban includes activities like car washing, gardening, construction, water fountains, and road maintenance, with a penalty of Rs 5000 for violators. Simultaneously, Bengaluru city district administration has fixed prices for tanker water to prevent extortion and regulate the water supply industry. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar highlighted the government’s focus on prioritizing irrigation and water management projects to address the ongoing water scarcity.

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