Planter blocks stream, diverts water to his estate

Planter blocks stream, diverts water to his estate

Kundacheri Gram Panchayat development officer inspects the spot where a planter has installed a mud wall against a stream and has diverted the water to his plantation in Kopatti village in Kodagu.

Around 15 families in Kopatti village, under Kundacheri Gram Panchayat jurisdiction, are facing acute shortage of water as a coffee planter has blocked the flow of a stream and has diverted the water to his plantation.

The coffee planter has illegally built a wall (mud) to block the natural flow of water and has supplied the water through sprinklers to his coffee plantation.

Based on a complaint, Kundacheri Gram Panchayat development officer visited the spot and conducted an inspection. She has promised to take appropriate action against the offenders, including planter.