Bentolo Reservoir in Tinapan Village, Tondanan District, Blora, Central Java, is contaminated and can not be used as raw water supply. The water has been contaminated repeatedly and difficult to control. Based on Tempo’s observation on location, the reservoir water color changed somewhat purple with a pungent odor.
The Ministry of Research and Higher Education Technology stating that making wells for ground water is the easiest method to overcome drought in a number of regions in Indonesia. Despite there is less and less ground water supply, the method is better than engineering weather to create artificial rain.
The Agriculture Ministry has opened up interagency integrated posts to tackle drought that is predicted to occur until the end of this year. According to him, crop failure threatens hundreds of thousands of hectares of rice fields.