CM directs officials to speed up Yettinahole project
Bengaluru: Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa held a review meeting on the progress of Upper Bhadra and Yettinahole projects and directed the officials to speed up the works and complete projects within the stipulated time.
The Chief Minister said that the government had spent Rs.9003.86 crore for the Yettinahole project; he instructed the officials to release water to Vedavathi valley in the first phase by July end.
Yettinahole will provide drinking water to more than 68 lakh people of 6557 villages of 29 taluks of 7 districts of southern Karnataka.
Declaration of Upper Bhadra project as National project is in the final stage, and approval from Union cabinet is pending. The matter has been discussed with the Union minister, requesting him to give consent for the same immediately. Chief Minister said that if necessary, he will meet Union Minister personally and insist on approval.
In the last two years Rs. 2362.62 crore financial progress has been achieved in the Upper Bhadra project. Tumkur, Chitradurga, and Davanagere districts will be benefited from the project.
Irrigation projects must be implemented without any loopholes. Stringent action would be taken in case of any discrepancy, Chief Minister warned.
Dr. E.V.Ramanareddy, ACS to CM, I.S.N.Prasad, ACS, Finance, Rakesh Singh, ACS, Water Resources, and other officials were present.