'Reservoir water should be used for cultivation'

'Reservoir water should be used for cultivation'

Inspecting the Markandeya reservoir at Budikote in Bangarpete taluk on Wednesday, he said that the farmers in the command area who have cultivated land have the right on the water. And the design of the reservoir indicates that it cannot be supplied to meet drinking water needs.

Earlier, permission was granted to the farmers in Malur taluk at few places to utilise water. However, it was illegal. In such situation the efforts by the Malur Legislator to make arrangement to supply water for drinking purpose in the taluk is unscientific and illegal, he said. People in the command area are reeling under water shortage problem. However the efforts are made to quench the thirst of people in the other area. Solution to the problems should be arrived at in accordance with the legal procedure and also on the basis of social justice, he said.

Sri Krishna of JD(S), Rajareddy, B M V Raman, Seetaramappa, Byatarayappa, Balachandra from Krishika Samaja and others were present.

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