Lake breaches in Arkalgud taluk

Lake breaches in Arkalgud taluk

Lake breaches in Arkalgud taluk

 Doddakere at Ibbadi village in Arkalgud taluk breached on Wednesday night inundating agricultural lands and destroying crops worth lakhs.

According to villagers, water from the lake has inundated hundreds of acres of land. Tobacco, jowar, potato, ginger and paddy crops have been washed away. Soil, gravel and sand has accumulated on the fields, making it difficult for the farmers to take up cultivation immediately.

Water has entered the low-lying areas and the farmers fear it may destroy coconut, arecanut, banana and betel leaves.

Doddakere measures about 80 acres and irrigates around 300 acres of land. The lake was filled with water from the Hemavathy right bank canal a few days ago.

It may be mentioned that desiltation of the lake was taken up at a cost of Rs 70 lakh, two months ago. Substandard works have caused the breach of the bund of the lake, complained the villagers.

BJP district unit president H Yogaramesh warned of intensified protests, if repair works are not completed within 15 days and suitable compensation is not awarded to the affected farmers. Cauvery Neeravari Nigam engineers, who visited the spot, assured to take up the repair works at the earliest.

Showers lash Mangaluru city

After a gap of two weeks, Mangaluru and the surrounding areas received good rains on Thursday. The rains which started lashing on Wed­n­esday night continued throu­ghout on Thursday, reports DHNS from Mangaluru. Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru did not receive any rains.

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