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100 barrages to be built under Nammura Bandhra scheme

Some 100 barrages are proposed to be built across Karnataka under the first phase of the "Nammura Bandhra" scheme with participation of people, Water Resources Minister H K Patil said here today.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2003 17:12 IST

Some 100 barrages are proposed to be built across Karnataka under the first phase of the "Nammura Bandhra" scheme with participation of people, Water Resources Minister H K Patil said here on Saturday.

Patil, speaking to reporters, said it has been decided to allot Rs 40 crore to Krishna Jala Bhagya Nigama for the scheme, the first phase of which was expected to be completed before the beginning of the next "water year".

Patil said apart from the Water Resources Department, Karnataka Niravari Nigama, Krishna Jala Bhagya Nigama and Cauvery Nigama, non-governmental organisations, industries and farmers would also be involved in the scheme.

Chief Minister S M Krishna had announced the scheme in the budget, to improve the water table, provide safe drinking water and encourage agriculture.

First Published: Jun 23, 2003 17:12 IST