Cauvery water for 20 more villages in Mysuru taluk

42,000 people stand to benefit from the water project

Finally, people from a few villages in Mysuru taluk can heave a sigh of relief as the chief minister Siddaramaiah has found a solution to address water crisis in these villages.

Following people’s demand, an additional 20 villages in Mysuru taluk have been included under permanent and safe drinking water project. Under the plan, water is already being supplied to 52 villages, including Yelwal and surrounding villages by drawing water from river Cauvery.

Siddaramaiah, who launc- hed the project on Saturday, directed the officials to include three more villages, following a demand from the gathering at a programme organised in Doddamaragowdanahalli in the taluk. So, Kergalli, Salundi and Badagalahundi will be benefited along with 20 villages — Doddamaragowdanahalli, Kamaralli, Manikyapura, Doddahattihundi, Maraiahanahundi, Katethundi, Nuggahalli, Madalli, Shettinayakanahalli, Beerihundi, Ballahalli, Ramanahundi, Kumarabeedu, Gohalli, Jatti Hundi, Maratikyatanahalli, Dasanakoppal, K Hemmanahalli, Ganigarahundi and Sahukarahundi.

Once the project is fully commissioned, 1.5 lakh people will be benefitted, including 95,000 in 52 villages and 42,000 from the additional 20 villages, the chief minister said.
It has become inevitable to supply pure and permanent water from water bodies, in the wake of scanty rainfall impacting water level in tanks and wells, and also groundwater, he added.

Speaking at a function to lay foundation for various development works in Bilugali village in Varuna constituency, the chief minister said that the government has accorded high priority to water resources by earmarking Rs 33,000 crore for the sector in the last three budgets.

“In Cauvery catchment area alone, projects worth Rs 7,345 crore are under way, while an estimated Rs 10,000 crore is required to complete the pending works in the remaining areas,” he said.

Besides, equal emphasis is given to agriculture, horticulture, public works and other sectors, the chief minister added.

He appealed to the people to make use of various programmes and schemes launched for their benefit, aimed at economical and social progress.

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