Paschimavahini project gets Cabinet nod

The State Cabinet on Monday cleared the Paschimavahini project that proposes to build check-dams along west flowing rivers to meet the drinking water needs of the three coastal districts.

The entire project is estimated to cost Rs 1,394 crore of which Rs 200 crore for the first phase was approved by the cabinet.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the project will meet the drinking water needs of 19 assembly constituencies in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi especially in January-April.

Jayachandra said the project will also serve as a consolation to the people of coastal districts who were apprehensive  that the Yettinahole project will divert their share of water to the districts of Tumkuru and Kolar.

 

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