Shivamogga: As Malnad and the coastal belt of the state are facing a severe water crisis, deforestation is blamed to be one of the reasons.
It is believed that the state government has not grasped any lessons from this. In a controversial move by the state government, it has asked the department of water resource to consider the supply of Linganamakki water to Bengaluru. It is also said that, it wants to supply 18 Thousand Million Cubic feet (TMC) from Thunga and Bhadra to Bengaluru.
According to the sources, a proposal in this regard was presented by the officers of the water resources department.
“The engineers proposed 18 TMC supply from Thunga and Bhadra rivers and 30 TMC from the Linganamakki dam to Bengaluru and surrounding districts. The Chief Mininster of Karnataka has asked the department officers to prepare a detailed project report,” said sources.
This new project will become yet another project as the same as Yettinahole, said authorities.
“Already this entire region is hit by drought. There is no water in any of the rivers of the Malnad region. In such a scenario, the engineers want these kinds of projects to loot the state exchequer,” alleged an officer from the same department.
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