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Updated: September 28, 2012 09:18 IST

Cauvery ripples in Bangalore too

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The Tipu Sultan Samyukta Ranga
members make their point during their protest at
the Mysore Bank Circle in Bangalore on Thursday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
The Tipu Sultan Samyukta Ranga members make their point during their protest at the Mysore Bank Circle in Bangalore on Thursday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Various organisations held protests across Bangalore on Thursday against the Cauvery River Authority’s directive to Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike president T. Narayana Gowda led the protesters at Attibele on Hosur Road and detained vehicles entering the State from Tamil Nadu. Addressing the public, Mr. Gowda asked how the Centre could order the release of water for agricultural operations in Tamil Nadu when Karnataka was facing severe drinking water shortage, and threatened a blockade of all roads leading to Tamil Nadu.

The police arrested Mr. Gowda and his associates. They were released later.

Members of the Samata Sainik Dal assembled under the leadership of its president M. Venkataswamy and raised slogans against the directive during their protest in front of Town Hall.

Members of the Tipu Sultan Samyukta Ranga demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during their protest at the Mysore Bank Circle. Members of the Karnataka Yuva Rakshana Vedike held a protest at the Dhobi Ghat Circle in Rajajinagar.

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To avoid such hardship to farmers and others citizens to live in co-
existences why cannot the GOVERNMENT OF INDA along with all RIVER BASIN
STATES ensure the perennial river called BRAHMAPUTRA the gigantic river
that flows, floods over the state of ASSAM be diverted to all other
rivers .The major advantage their will be a food revolution, production
of energy thorough HYDRO PROJECTS, where the Government can over come
the opposition in respect of NUCLEAR PLANTS as well polluted THERMAL
PLANTS. It will be example to all the countries across the GLOBE where
such diversion of river water will take even more than 2 decades at
least our future generation will live in peace and prosperity without
heart burning. Please let us take a cue from CHINA where in THE 3
GORGES DAM the largest in the world was built which takes care of
irrigation as well as generation of electricity. The people of the
affected region were properly rehabilitated. Let good sense prevails by
belling the cat

from:  V.M.PARTHASARATHY
Posted on: Sep 29, 2012 at 16:01 IST

Cauvery problem and that too of the dry districts of Kolar ,mandya etc can be solved only by diverting the waters of the west flowing river Netravathi to Hemavthi.The first stage of the proposed Netravathi link is easy as it requires only a 20 m lift and a 3.5 km tunnel plus around 200 acres of land acquisition for the dam in Yattinanholle river branch of Netravathi .It may take some time to build a dam in Yattinaholle but water can be lifted partly even before the dam comes up.If only our politicians cooperated

from:  appan varma
Posted on: Sep 28, 2012 at 16:44 IST
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