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KRS reservoir: Increased release of water to Tamil Nadu, angers farmers in Karnataka

With the increase inflow into KRS reservoir, the state government has increased discharge of water to Tamil Nadu and has released 10,000 cusecs in the recent days.

Published: 01st September 2017 09:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2017 09:30 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

MYSURU:With the increase inflow into KRS reservoir, the state government has increased discharge of water to Tamil Nadu and has released 10,000 cusecs in the recent days.Shocked by this, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha activists and the farming community laid siege to the Irrigation office on Thursday and demanded discharge of water to Tamil Nadu ne stopped.

KRRS  general secretary Nanjunde Gowda said the government which tells Mandya farmers not to grow paddy or sugarcane due to low reservoir level and scanty rain has been giving water to Tamil Nadu instead of storing water for Karnataka farmers and drinking purpose.The water level in KRS reservoir, which  had touched rock bottom forcing the government to draw dead storage level water for drinking purpose, stood at 98 ft on Thursday as against the maximum of 124.8 ft, with an inflow of 27,676 and outflow of 10,062.
Meanwhile, rise in inflow into reservoirs has raised hopes of farmers.



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