Survey on Hirekere soon: Jeevaraj

The main source of water has been encroached

Speaking after inaugurating development works at Hirekere, he said 14 acre pond land was donated by late Hucchuraya several years ago. Of 14 acre, now the pond is found only in eight acre land. Remaining land has been encroached. There is a need to check who has encroached.

Hirekere will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.60 crore. Once Hirekere could store 126.15 million gallon water. After undertaking desilting, 172.16 million gallon water is being stored, which will be enough to supply water to Koppa town throughout the year.

Jeevaraj said between 1992 and 1998, Koppa town has received Rs 63.23 lakh fund.  A footpath will be constructed at Balagadi road. The work will commence in January.

“Those who can not withstand developmental works are making baseless allegations against us. Development works will be undertaken at any cost. No illegal activities have been undertaken at Panchamikallu. I will visit the spot to verify the truth,” he added.

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