Press Esc to close
Monday 26 January 2015
News updated at 3:48 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.7°C
Min : 17.3°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

48-day dharna ends as desilting of Chitravati begins

Bagepalli: Nov 7, 2012 DH News Service
finally: Chitravati barrage being desilted at Paragodu on the outskirts of Bagepalli. dh photo

A sit-in launched by members of the Chitravati Horata Samiti ended after 48 days, with the Karnataka Water Supply and Sewerage Board (KWSSB) taking up work on desilting Chitravati barrage at Paragodu on the town’s outskirts on Wednesday.

Organisations of farmers and progressive leaders began the strike for an indefinite period, demanding desilting of the barrage. They staged protests and blocked the National Highway 7. Besides, they called for ‘Bagepalli bandh’ on November 8 and 9.

Responding to the protests, the KWSSB directed the NPCC, the firm which was awarded the contract for construction of Chitravati, to desilt the barrage before November 5.

If the firm failed to execute the order, Shubhwells, another company, was asked to start the work. The district contractors, in a written agreement, promised to desilt the barrage, said Mohammad Akram, president of the Samiti.

The KWSSB officials on Tuesday took up the work on desilting the barrage, using tipper and earth-moving equipment. The bandh has been called off now, said Govardhanachari, vice-president of the Samiti.

The protests will be intensified if the government and the KWSSB officials continued to be apathetic in future, he told Deccan Herald.

The members, who staged the protests for nearly one-and-a-half month were jubilant and celebrated the victory for their agitation by bursting crackers and distributing sweets.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
President Barack Obama is welcomed by  Narendra Modi and others during an arrival ceremony...

President Barack Obama is welcomed by Narendra Modi and others during an arrival ceremony...

Bollywood actor Shahwar Ali enjoying with the National Flag in a water scooter during Republic Day..

Bollywood actor Shahwar Ali enjoying with the National Flag in a water scooter during Republic Day..

Obama being presented a spinning wheel as a memento during his visit to Rajghat in New Delhi...

Obama being presented a spinning wheel as a memento during his visit to Rajghat in New Delhi...

Barack Obama participates in a tree planting ceremony at the Raj Ghat Mahatma Gandhi Memorial...

Barack Obama participates in a tree planting ceremony at the Raj Ghat Mahatma Gandhi Memorial...

Barack Obama throws rose petals as he participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Raj Ghat...

Barack Obama throws rose petals as he participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Raj Ghat...

Barack Obama and  Narendra Modi during their joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi during their joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

President Barack Obama is escorted during an arrival ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

President Barack Obama is escorted during an arrival ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama stroll in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi...

Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama stroll in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi...

Young girls buying tricolour on the eve of Republic Day celebrations in Allahabad on Sunday...

Young girls buying tricolour on the eve of Republic Day celebrations in Allahabad on Sunday...

Barack Obama walks to inspect a guard of honour during his ceremonial reception...

Barack Obama walks to inspect a guard of honour during his ceremonial reception...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523