Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda (File photo)
Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda (File photo)

K'taka: Sadanand Gowda writes to Jalashakti Minister, asks him to release water for Mandya

ANI | Updated: Jun 20, 2019 23:31 IST

New Delhi [India], June 20 (ANI): Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday wrote a letter to Union Minister for Jalashakti, Gajendra Shekhawat to release 2 TMC water from KRS dam in Karnataka's Mandya district.
Shekhawat was asked by Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambareesh to help in releasing water immediately "to overcome the loss of standing crop and mitigate the problems of farmers."
The Union Minister further said that agriculture is the predominant occupation and the single largest contributor to Mandya's economy.
"The main crops grown are paddy, sugarcane, jowar, maize, cotton, banana, ragi, coconut, pulses, and vegetables. Moreover, cultivation depends upon the water which is being stored and released through canals from KRS dam," the letter read.
"Nowadays there is a deficit of natural rain the entire district and the farmers are facing acute shortage of water," it said.
Shekhawat has also written a letter to Chairman of Cauvery Water Management Authority, Masood Hussain in this regard. (ANI)