Namage Neeru Illa So Nimage Oota Illa!

Mangaluru: A restaurant owner who had closed down his small restaurant in the heart of the city speaking to said, ” Namage neeru illada Karana nimage oota thayarislike agudilla (Since we have no supply of water we are unable to cook food for you). It has been very hard for the last few days dealing with the water scarcity. I can’t afford to pay thousands of rupees towards water supplied by tankers. They are ripping us off big time-who knows whether they are supplying the right quantity of water. After much consideration and in order to avoid further loses I decided to close down my restaurant until water situation comes back to normalcy”.

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Food served on Paper Plates at Hotels

This is just one case of businesses closing down among many others due to water shortage, and many other businesses are on the verge of closing down since there is no signs any remedy for this water crisis, and also that rain God is not helping out in this crisis. Some restaurants have started serving food on paper plates and coffee/tea/drinks in paper cups, in order to save water in washing the regular utensils. As per MCC Mayor Harinath, the water at Thumbay Dam will last only for today, after that no water will be pumped out from there. Although the district administration and MCC are trying their best to overcome this water crisis, but still many residents and industries are facing lots of problems.

Yet another restaurant owner of Taj Cafe in Bunder area, speaking to us said, ” If the water scarcity still continues, I may close my restaurant by Friday. Paying too much money to buy water doesn’t help me in making any profit. Although me and my neighbours have been sharing the cost of water supplied by private water tankers, but we feel that they are cheating with the quantity of water they are providing us. We have no way of checking how much quantity of water we received. So to avoid all these hassles I may close down my restaurant soon, till good days are back again”.


Awareness Banner hung at Fr Muller Hospital

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Among the many industries that have closed or stopped production are MCF at Panambur and United Breweries in Baikampady. Many educational institutions have been advised to send their hostelites home for few weeks, and already Kasturba Medical College, Fr Muller’s Institution and AJ Institute of Medical Sciences have sent many of their boarders home. The DC AB Ibrahim has also ordered that all upcoming multi-storied buildings and apartments stop constructions in order to stop using of water during this water crisis. Although it rained for just a while last evening, that didn’t help much in solving the water crisis. DC has also requested the citizens of Mangaluru who have open wells or bore-wells to share water with MCC, so that other citizens would also be benefited.

In the meantime, MCC has opened 24-hour helplines to assist citizens in their water problems- you can call MCC main office at 0824-2220306/2220319; or toll free number-155313; Bendore well area call : 0824-2220303; Surathkal -0824-2220360;


  1. 24 hrs helplines to assist ‘smaart’ citizens? So, what happens when someone calls these lines? Do we get a recorded reply – ‘namaskaaara …neeru illa….swalpa adjust maaadi’!! LOL

    • Yumreeki RampaNNA,

      Do you want to talk about ‘Rocky Yadava’?

      Well, he ain’t no Rapeeka, Patheema, Paizala or Thomasa. What does Bill(a) Maher(a) say about this? Or, for that matter, what does your IMMEDIATE boss on the range – Buffalo Bill(a) say?

      Awww.. gee… there ain’t no ‘On The Range’ topic hereabouts. So, I hope this will suffice. Artha aitheno Rampa? Btw, say hi to that lil shrimp – KSB for me, will you?

  2. ‘Namaskaaaaaaaara… neeru illa.. swalpa adjust maaaaaadi!!” – RampaNNA

    The situation ain’t any better in Yumreeka, dear ThyampaNNA. Here, educate yourself and take a look:

    But then, those folks have 24 x 7 helplines for those REAL SMARRRRTTT Yumreekis. So, I wouldn’t be surprised ONE bit if a REAL gentleman would would pick up the phone before it completes 1/2 a ring and drawls -“Hey, howdy do? We may have a shortage of water, but Scotch is aplenty! On the rocks or with Pepsi”?

  3. Joker Pinto’s posts are a good reminder of why illiteracy and ignorance are a curse to civilization!! LOL When we are talking about current water crisis in mangaluru, he brings up water shortage scenarios facing certain parts of US in next decade!! Moreover, he thinks that the water shortage in US means same as the water shortage in mangaluru!!! There are areas here which are technically ‘deserts’ but look greener than madikeri!!!! Then again, how do I explain these things to a person whose only exposure to ‘West’ is saying ‘hi’ to random white men in the shopping malls of Saudi Arabia!!! Oh well, let him enjoy his ‘bargaar’ with ‘soce’ near vegetable market and post his infantile world views. We all need a good laugh!!

  4. Water shortage is a serious crisis in Mangalur. Never in the history as far as I remember this has happened.
    Our elected representatives be it. MLC/MLA combine or MCC all have failed to foresee the on coming problem although we had scanty rains last season.
    But people like GEHOON CEO will never realize it because of his jaundice due to his …….. leaning.
    Not surprising that he needs still lot of time to grow up to discuss serious matters. He will connect shortage of water to unrelated “YUMREEKI VISA” . Hope he will get cured of this phobia of “YUMREEKI VISA” soon !!Getwell soon Gehoon CEO!!

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