Scientific report on the project, the need of the hour: Shobha

Scientific report on the project, the need of the hour: Shobha

Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje said, the Congress led State government is cheating on people in the name of unrealistic projects like Yettinahole.

Speaking to reporters here on Friday, she said, the government is in a hurry to implement the project without going for the expert committee report which is scientifically analysed. Karandlaje, asserting that the scientific report on the feasibility of the project is the need of the hour, said that the government is involved in a massive scam as it is purchasing pipes even before making arrangement for the flow of water. The project is being conceptualised without necessary preparations.

Questioning the government over the need for laying huge pipes without constructing dams and tunnels for water suppply, Karandlaje said the previous BJP government had plans to draw excess water from elevated areas of Agumbe and Chikkamagaluru to supply water to Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts.

Paramashivaiah report
“Excess rainwater should be stored and supplied. The water linkage was planned based on the Paramashivaiah report which embarked on the construction of water linkage from Agumbe to Sakleshpur. However, the scientific study should have been elaborated further,” she added.

“Tata institute, which the government claims to have taken up the study, states that it is possible to derive only 3.5 tmc water from the rivers/rivulets, she added.

“The government says there is the possibility of drawing 24 tmc water. The State government which says that it has submitted the renewed proposal with the amendments to Kasturi Rangan recommendations should resend the entire changes made in the proposed recommendations based on the Kerala model.

The report sent by the Karnataka government does not emphasise on social and cultural landscapes at village level,” she accused.

On Kalasa-Banduri
She said that the government and opposition parties in Maharastra and Goa should not politicise the Kalasa-Banduri issue, as the people of North Karnataka are only demanding water for drinking purpose.

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