'Use canals to supply water from Yettinahole'

'Use canals to supply water from Yettinahole'

The project is part of the report submitted by irrigation expert G S Paramashivaiah

'Use canals to supply water from Yettinahole'

The State government should implement Yettinahole irrigation project through canals and not through pipeline, said G S Basavarju, Tumkur Parliamentarian.

“Yettinahole project is a part of irrigation report submitted by G S Paramashivaiah, to the State government. This project should be implemented properly. Supply of water through pipeline is strongly supported by a lobby, which however, should be kept at bay,” he said at a press conference in Chikkaballapur on Saturday.

Support

“Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda and Union Minister Veerappa Moily have supported the supply water from Yettinahole than from Nethravati river, flowing in the Western Ghats.

We have welcomed the decision of government as Yettinahole project is a part of Paramashivaiah report. But we request that the government should take action to also flow water from Nethravati to dry land areas in the State,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, irrigation expert G S Paramashivaiah said: “World heritage site tag to the Western Ghats will not hamper irrigation project. The project will need 100 hectares of barren and forest land. If the government gives opportunity to implement the irrigation project, it will surely help dry land areas enormously.”

Decision welcomed

Members of Indian Farmers’ Federation in Gauribidanur welcomed the government’s decision to implement Yettinahole project in Chikkaballapur, Kolar and other districts.
Farmers celebrated by bursting crackers in Gauribidanur on Saturday.

“As a result of continuous agitation, the State government has come forward to solve water problem. But it is not enough to approve the project, but action should be taken to implement it at the earliest,” said the members of the Federation.

“People living at dry land areas in Chikkaballapur and Kolar will benefit from this project. Water shortage, which has been a problem for a long time, will be solved now at last.
The project has brought new life to the districts,” the farmers said.

Members of the Federation went in a procession in thee main roads of Gauribidanur.
Indian Farmers’ Federation members G R Govinda Reddy, K S Satish, Rajesh Reddy, Maruthi Reddy, Ravichandra Reddy, Sanath Kumar and others were present.

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