Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-04-28 14:37 Bengaluru: Water resources minister MB Patil has stated that the state has sufficient water to meet the drinking water requirements, as of now.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the minister said that the State’s reservoirs have enough water to meet the requirement till June 2016. “We are hoping that monsoon will begin by then. Even if it delays then we will try to utilise water from dead storage of the reservoirs," he said.Stating that the government is committed to provide drinking water to people, Patil has directed deputy commissioners of all districts to take over private bore wells to meet the requirement of water. “We have directed the authorities to takeover bore wells by paying Rs 15,000 to the owners, “he said.When questioned about why isn’t there a permanent solution to water crisis, he said that the government is working on it. He said that the work on Mekedaatu water project will begin soon. The project report will be submitted to the Central water Commission by next month, he added.