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Category: non-narmada-dams :: Almatti
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Bommai to head BJP's panel to investigate irrigation dept 'scams' 25.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Targeting Water Resources Minister M B Patil, state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa said the party's nine-member committee headed by former minister Basavaraj Bommai will look into alleged irregularities in the irrigation department, including the release of water from Almatti dam's dead storage to Jindal company. Terming the irrigation department as the most corrupt, Yeddyurappa told reporters on Thursday during the BJP's Janasamparka Yatra in Dharwad district, that the committee will also look into how the estimated cost of the Malaprabha canal modernisation project was increased from Rs 500 crore to Rs 1,200 crore. Yeddyurappa said the committee, which includes BJP leaders Pralhad Joshi, Govind Karjol, Murugesh Nirani, C C Patil and others, would conduct a spot inspection on May 30 and 31 to ascertain the facts. The party would then draw up plans for a protest related to irrigation issues. Yeddyurappa said the water resources minister had failed to even maintain the water level required for drinking ...
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Minister accused of releasing water toJindals from Almatti dead storage 24.5.2017 Hindu: National
The former Chief Minister and BJP State president B.S. Yeddyurappa has accused Water Resources Minister M.B. Patil of ensuring release of water to the Jindal Group from the dead storage of Almatti res...
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BSY cries foul against M B Patil 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
State BJP president BSYeddyurappa on Tuesday charged that 7 tmcft of dead storage water from the Almatti dam has been supplied to Jindal industries during drought and Water Resources Minister MBPatil is involved in large-scale irregularities in the moderinsation works of Malaprabha and Ghataprabha canals. Addressing a press conference during his drought study tour here, he said Patil will lose his position if a probe is conducted into the irregularities. "The engineers had prepared a project report for Rs 400 crore for the modernisation of the canals. But Patil exerted pressure on them to increase the project cost to Rs 800 crore. The chief engineer, who did not agree with him, was transferred within 24 hours." Yeddyurappa demanded that the details of the project, contractors, the project agreement and shares of the minister and the chief minister in the project cost should be made public. The chief minister is claiming that his government is a scam-free one. But, this daylight robbery has not come to ...
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Maharashtra releases Koyna water to crisis-hit Karnataka 21.5.2017 Hindu: Other States
Officials say 0.5 TMC water to be discharged over a 10-day period
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Soon, a rock garden in State women’s varsity 10.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Work is under way in Vijayapura at a cost of ₹50 lakh
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Water being pumped from Almatti backwater into Kolhar Jackwell 5.5.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Drinking water scarcity will ease in a day or two: Minister
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Summer woes: Water levels at major reservoirs plunge to dead storage 4.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Only a little water left in Kolhar jackwell 29.4.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Water being supplied to Vijayapura now contains dirt’
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‘Water release for rabi has led to shortage in Vijayapura’ 21.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Holding members of the Irrigation Consultation Committee (ICC) responsible for acute drinking water problem in Vijayapura city, Vishwanath Bhavi, veteran activist and president of Neeru Beku Samiti, h...
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‘Pipelines at dead storage level, a lasting solution to water crisis’ 17.4.2017 Hindu: News
To provide a lasting solution to drinking water shortage during summer, Minister for Water Resources M.B. Patil has said that pipelines will be laid close to the dead storage level in the Almatti dam ...
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Water wars 12.4.2017 HBL: Editorial
The ongoing water crisis in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu needs to be managed jointly
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Water scarce, please cooperate, ryots told 11.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Water scarce, please cooperate, ryots told
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Almatti reservoir reaches dead storage level 11.4.2017 Hindu: National
The dam now holds only around 12 tmcft of water
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Almatti reservoir level hits dead storage 13.3.2017 Hindu: National
In what appears to be a sign of things to come this summer, the water level at Almatti dam has already reached dead storage level.Traditionally, the reservoir witnesses depletion of water to dead stor...
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UKP third phase: Sand shortage hits construction activity 6.2.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Shortage of sand is proving to be a major hurdle for projects being implemented under the third phase of the ambitious Upper Krishna Project (UKP). “We are unable to expedite the projects owing to li...
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Green nod to modernise Upper Krishna Project at Rs 3,710 cr 5.2.2017 Latest News
The water will be drawn from existing Almatti and Narayanpur dams
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Final notification soon on acquiring land for Almatti dam: M B Patil 26.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The final notification on acquiring land for raising the height of Almatti dam to 524.256 metres and for implementing the third phase of the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) will be issued shortly, Minister for Water Resources M B Patil said here on Thursday. Speaking to journalists after attending the Republic Day programme at the B R Ambedkar Stadium, he said the process for acquiring 86,000 acres of land for rehabilitation and reconstruction of villages set to be submerged when the dam's height was raised was under way. As per the new land acquisition law, land losers will get four times the value of their land or the consent award. It will be up to them to accept either option, he said and added that no farmer would be pressured to accept any particular mode of compensation. Referring to the nine sub schemes under the third phase of the UKP, Patil said a final order on the works would be issued in a week. The government aims to irrigate 15.50 lakh acres of land and refill all the 184 tanks in Vijayapura ...
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Winged beauties of Hampi 2.1.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
It was a cradle of prehistoric human civilisation, abode of mythological characters and the capital of the mighty Vijayanagar Empire. The rich heritage of Hampi region attracts a sea of tourists from across the world. The archaeological splendour of the World Heritage Site continues to mesmerise the tourists for more than five centuries. Hampi is also known for its geological wonders in the form of picturesque rocks, boulders and scrub jungle. This area is a preferred destination for migratory birds from different regions of the world. The seemingly 'cursed' eastern plains of North Karnataka is home to rich biodiversity. Along with some endangered mammal species, more than 250 species of birds are found in this region. While the rocky caves here provide a safe shelter to many mammals and reptiles like the Indian sloth bear and leopard, the scrub jungle is a haven for birds, some of which — like the yellow-throated bulbul and painted spurfowl — are rare. Similarly, the great Indian bustard is ...
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BJP for higher compensation to Almatti land losers 25.11.2016 deccanherald.com
Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar demanded in the Assembly that the government pay compensation for lands to be acquired for raising the height of Almatti dam at the prevailing market prices as that of 2013 would cause losses to the land losers.

Shettar said that 1.20 lakh hectares would be acquired for raising the height of the Almatti dam and compensation for the landowners as per the 2013 Act would cause them huge losses. Fast-unto-deathFarmers under the leadership of former minister S K Bellubi began fast-unto-death on Thursday. The government should announce compensation at the present market value of land and request the farmers to withdraw their protests, he said.

Law Minister T B Jayachandra said that the chief minister had discussed the issue and the government is open to consider the demands of farmers.
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Krishna water: Not enough inflow, says Andhra Pradesh 24.11.2016 TOI: Chennai
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