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‘Farmers opposing laying of pipeline’

Staff Correspondent

Bijapur: Progress of the tank-filling project that began in Bijapur district in December last is not up to the expectations as some farmers have raised objections to laying pipelines through their fields, Babaleshwar MLA M.B. Patil has said.

He told presspersons here on Friday that officials concerned and authorities of the Hyderabad-based JVRPS Company, which has taken up the work, were trying to convince farmers by explaining them importance of the project.

Under the project, 2.5 tmcft of water from Almatti dam will be utilised to fill tanks in Bijapur and Bagalkot districts.

In the first phase of the project, tanks in Kumte, Nagral, Nidoni, Babaleshwar, Kanmadi A and B, Babanagar, Hosakeri, Somdevarhatti, Takkalaki, Loagoan, Yatnal, Hubnur, Gonasagi, Bijjargi, Kallakavatagi and Rampur in Tikota region of Bijapur district and those in Natkal, Gadyal, Kannolli, Kurgod, Khaji Bilagi and Kal Bilagi in Bagalkot district would be filled, he said.

In the second phase, Jigjivanagi, Inchgeri, Godihal, Chadchan, Savalsangh, Kolaragi, Hadalsang, Horti, Gundvan site one and two, Nandargi, Arjnal, Indi site one and two, Rajnal, Hanjagi, Tadavalaga, Nimbal, Kotnal and Atharga would be brought under the project, he added.

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