The members of the Dharwad Bar Association took out a rally from Court Circle to the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Dharwad on Wednesday, in support of the bandh call given by various organisation against the delay in implementing the Kalasa Banduri drinking water and irrigation project.
Dharwad Bar Association president V.D. Kamaraddi led the protest. Senior advocates C.S. Neginhal, D.B.Kallangoudar and others took part.
Mr. Kamaraddi demanded that the government complete the project which would help citizens of Hubli-Dharwad in getting adequate drinking water supply and irrigate land in five districts of north Karnataka.
With the completion of this project, drinking water scarcity in the twin cities would be solved and also thousands of acre land in five districts of north Karnataka could be irrigated. Unfortunately, Due to the negligence of elected representatives both at the State and the Centre, this project has come to a standstill position, he alleged.
Following opposition from Goa, the project has been waiting hearing in the tribunal. Now, the State and Union government should take judicial assistance and take interim permission from the tribunal for carrying forward the project. A meeting was held in the Bar Association and it has been decided to extend support to the farmers, they added.