The former Minister H.D. Revanna has demanded that the Government convene a meeting of the Hemavathy River Irrigation Consultative Committee immediately.

Criticising the Government for releasing water to Tamil Nadu before the Hemavathy reservoir got filled up, he warned that the move would severely affect farmers and also drinking water supply in Hassan and Mandya districts.

Mining

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, Mr. Revanna He welcomed the “bold” decision by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to ban export of iron ore from the State.

Protest

The Janata Dal (Secular) would stage a protest against the “neglect” of Hassan district by the Government. Party president H.D. Deve Gowda would lead the agitation on August 11, outside the residence of the Chief Minister in Bangalore, he added.

‘Convene a meeting of the Hemavathy River Irrigation Consultative Committee'

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