People of Hotegali in Karwar have urged Deputy Commissioner of Uttara Kannada to repair the Bheemakhol check dam, which is used for irrigation.

The check dam, built by the Minor Irrigation Department, has defects. There are complaints of leaks on the eastern side of the dam. Soil erosion was reported from this area and during the rainy season people had to face hardship.

The leaked water accumulated in the nearby fields and destroyed the crop, the people of the village said.

Even on the western side of the dam, water overflowed posing danger to the safety of the dam. The Minor Irrigation Department had not taken any action despite repeated request, the complaint said.