Bengaluru/Nanjangud : A request to this effect has been submitted to Water Resources Minister Govind Karjol by Harshavardhan. The minister has assured to look into the appeal.
The lift irrigation project would help in filling 12 dried-up tanks in the taluk. This would cater to the requirements of 20 villages. The groundwater level has depleted significantly in these villages. Hence, refilling the tanks by lifting water from the Nugu river basin would help in recharging groundwater. The plan was conceived way back in 2016-17 when V Srinivas Prasad was the minister. However, the project has not taken off due to lack of funds, he added. The work can be completed in about nine months if the required funds are available, he added.
The MLA has also said that funds are required to build a barrier wall for the Sri Sadhguru Mahadeva Thatayya’s Gadduge near Sangama in his constituency. The MLA, while seeking the funds for this, has explained to the minister that due to the heavy rains in the last three years, some of the bridges on the river Nugu have become weak. Besides, some of the bridges have to be upgraded. The Gadduge of Thatayya is located at the confluence of river Kabini and Nugu.
The Sangama has been a witness to heavy floods in the last three years, he pointed out and explained the reasons for constructing a barrier wall near the Gadduge.
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Shri. B. Harshavardhan
MLA – Nanjangud
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