Drip irrigation in 2,000 acre land in Kodagu: Minister
Garden will be developed at a cost of Rs 5 cr in Harangi
Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that the government is planning to introduce drip irrigation in 2,000 acre land in Cauvery catchment area.
Speaking after laying foundation for garden at Harangi reservoir near Kushalanagar, on Wednesday, he said that the garden will be laid at a cost of Rs five crore. Drip irrigation has been implemented in Bagalkote and the agriculture activities have been successful.
A sum of Rs 634 crore will be utilised for the rejuvenation of reservoirs including Harangi and Kabini in the State. The State government had released a huge amount for irrigation purpose in the last four years. A few more new projects will be implemented soon.
Bommai said that the government is committed to rehabilitate those farmers who lose land for irrigation projects. All the canals of Harangi reservoir will be developed. The work on the rejuvenation of Chiklihole will be taken up in the next six months.
The Minister said that the State government will release funds for the second phase of the work on Harangi reservoir. A yatri nivas will also be constructed.
District-in-Charge Minister M P Appachu Ranjan said that the garden near Harangi reservoir was a dream.
The work on the garden will be taken up in 13 acre land, in the first phase.
The government has released Rs 94 crore to take up irrigation work in Cauvery and Harangi reservoirs.
‘No cloud seeding’
Bommai said that cloud seeding was done in downstream of KRS. No cloud seeding was taken up in Kodagu district. The survey on Yettinahole diversion project is in progress. The permission from the Ministry of Forest and Environment of the Centre should be obtained before implementing the scheme.
Zilla Panchayat President B Shivappa, Members Sulochana, B B Bharathish, Indiramma, Chief Engineer M Shivaswamy, Harangi resrvoir Superintendent Engineer Sathyanarayana was present.