Yettinahole Project Clears Central Hurdle
The `12,912 crore Yettinahole drinking water project, which was approved by the State cabinet recently, has crossed all hurdles, including getting the much-needed clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Legislative Council was told on Tuesday.
In reply to a debate on the project, under Rule 330 in the Council here, Water Resources Minister M B Patil said project works would be launched soon.
Stating that the government had got environmental clearance from the Centre for the project, which is purely a drinking water scheme, he said, “The government is committed to completing it in the next 36 months.”
Informing that the project has been divided into two stages, he said the detailed project report has been already approved by the government, which would be taken up on a war-footing.
The project was envisaged to meet the drinking water need of five parched districts— Kolar, Chikballapur, Ramanagaram, Tumkur and Bangalore Rural— and also other parts of the State, he said.