first_imgHealth Minister U T Khader, representing Ullal Health Minister U T Khader, representing Ullal constituency in the district, had also expressed his helplessness in opposing a decision taken by the Assembly and the cabinet. Former chief minister and Union Law Affairs Minister D V Sadananada Gowda, who gave administrative approval for the project, had recently said that he was committed to the scheme and was of the view that every district in the state should get water. The project was envisaged to divert waters from the tributaries of Nethravati river to Kolar, Chikkaballapur and other arid regions. Former chief minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily had also expressed his view in favour of the project. Local people in DK district are in no mood to buy the governments argument that water would be diverted only during the monsoon. The Cauvery Horata Samiti and Sahyadri Sanchaya, a group of green activists, have been active in the campaign against the project, saying all the streams originating at the Ghats were important and measures to divert them were dangerous. The National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone, Chennai, is to conduct its next hearing on a petition by Mangaluru Deputy Mayor Purushottam Chitrapur on hehalf of Karavali Jeevanadi-Nethravati Rakshana Samiti, headed by K Vijaya Kumar Shetty, former MLA of Surathkal constituency here. The Samiti workers are also participating in the national highway bandh today. The Khazi of Dakshina Kannada Thwaqa Ahmed Musliyar has also supported the national highway blocking agitation. PTI MVG RC TRK PRMadvertisementlast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *