Gowda demands compensation for ryots

Gowda demands compensation for ryots

Gowda demands compensation for ryots

Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda  alleged that irresponsibility of officials of respective departments led to the breach of Hemavathi Canal near Narayanapur, Channarayapatna taluk.

At a press meet on Wednesday, he demanded an inquiry into the release of heavy amount of water into the canal against its capacity owing to political pressure.

Mentioning about the loss of crops, he said, more than 400 acre of crops has been destroyed by the flood caused to the breach in the canal.

Gowda stressed on formation of a team including tahsildar, joint director of agriculture department and other senior officers to inquire over the issue.

 “Farmers should be immediately provided with compensation,” he said.

He said, he would again visit the spot on November 16 and would request district in-charge minister who would be in the district on the day to visit the place along with him. 

Prior to this, he visited Hasanamba temple in the town and offered special puja to the goddess.


MLA H D Revanna wished the JD(S) leaders who are quitting the party making false allegations at him.

Reacting over the recent allegations made by ex-MLA Vishwanath and incumbent MLA C S Puttegowda, he said, it is common that those who leave the party would hurl allegations over its leaders. “May god bless them,” he said.