Villagers take up lift irrigation project

Disappointed with the delay in the completion of the Karagada lift irrigation project, which will provide water to villages spread over 11 gram panchayats of Chikkamagaluru taluk, the villagers themselves got to work on Monday under the leadership of C.T.Ravi, MLA.

Mr. Ravi and the villagers, who were buoyed by the MLA’s presence, removed silt. The project was scheduled to be completed in 2014, but has been hit by various delays. The villagers have now decided to complete the remaining work on a rotation basis.

Mr. Ravi told reporters, “The contractor has delayed the work. I have appealed to the government to blacklist him. I have appealed many times to speed up the work, but there has been no progress.”

From Tuesday on, the villagers will take up the remaining work, and they are expected to hire earth movers for this purpose.

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