Farmers in shock after water flow for irrigation into canals stopped

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Farmers in shock after water flow for irrigation into canals stopped

Farmers in shock after water flow for irrigation into canals stopped

Sep 18, 2016 08:54:38 PM (IST)

Mandya: Farmers protesting against the release of water from KR Sagar Dam to Tamil Nadu were in for a rude shock as the water flow into canals for irrigation was stopped all of a sudden on Sunday morning, September 18.

Farmers in shock after water flow for irrigation into canals stopped-1Hitting out at the government’s move, the President of Cauvery farmers welfare association and former MP G. Madegowda said, farmers had started irrigation activities as the water started flowing in the canals. Now the water is stopped even before it reaches the ends and farmers are left high and dry. He felt the move by the government to release water into canals was eyewash to silence all farmers protesting since 14 days.

More organizations extended their support for the ongoing farmers’ protests over release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu including few women organizations. They questioned the stance of the chief ministers of both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over the issue and vented their anger by shouting slogans and highlighting their flaws in the decision making process.

Where is Ambareesh, questions Madegowda?

Launching a tirade against former housing minister and MLA from the district Ambareesh, Madegowda ridiculed the long standing silence and absence of actor-turned-politician when the whole district is protesting against SC’s verdict on the Cauvery water issue. He felt, people’s representative from Mandya has failed totally in living up to the expectations of the people from the district, mainly farmers.

Schools and colleges to remain closed on September 19 in Mandya

The schools will remain closed as the issue of water release will come up before the Cauvery supervisory committee meeting on Monday, September 19. According to the district administration, holiday has been declared as a precautionary measure.