Govt to take up KC Valley Project Phase-II

Govt to take up KC Valley Project Phase-II

Despite strong protests against the Koramangala-Challaghatta (KC) Valley Project, the government has finalised an action plan for KC Valley Project Phase-II to flow water to 200 more lakes in Chikkaballapur and Kolar districts.

“It will take about a year to fill 126 lakes of undivided Kolar district. Water will still be left after a year. In order to stop the flow to Andhra Pradesh, the KC Valley Project Phase-II will be taken up to fill another 200 lakes of the districts,” Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Krishna Byre Gowda told reporters here on Saturday.

“The Phase-II needs Rs 150 crore and a delegation of elected representatives of the two districts will meet Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy seeking approval,” he said.

The K C Valley project which faced resistance from environmentalists was inaugurated on June 7. The BWSSB pumped untreated sewage water from Bellandur on July 25 which led to intense froth and stink at the Lakshmisagara Lake. It also perished the aquatic life.

Following the incident, the High Court directed the government to stop the water flow.