Allow scientific discharge of water from Almatti: PIL

he High Court on Monday issued notice to the Irrigation Department and the Managing Director of the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam on public interest litigation seeking directions for scientific discharge of water from the Almatti reservoir. 

Published: 20th June 2017 02:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2017 05:32 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday issued notice to the Irrigation Department and the Managing Director of the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam on public interest litigation seeking directions for scientific discharge of water from the Almatti reservoir. 


Petitioner  Basavaraj S Kumbar, a farmer from Basavana Bagevadi of Vijayapura district, alleged that farmers as well as the ecosystem were adversely affected due to unscientific release of water from the reservoir by the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam. 


Kumbar, who is president of Krishna Kanive Raitha Hitha Rakshana Samiti, contended that a representation was submitted to the Nigam seeking  release of water as per the schedule suggested by the expert committee constituted by the state government for sustainable preservation and use of water from Almatti reservoir, but it was not considered. Hence, directions be issued to the respondent authorities asking them adhere to recommendations, he pleaded.

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