`Verdict will affect irrigation projects, farmers'

Staff Correspondent

HUBLI: Members of the federation of Dalit organisations and Congress leaders staged a protest here on Saturday against the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

The protesters gathered in front of the Dr. Ambedkar Statue opposite the Head Post Office and raised slogans against what they termed partisan attitude of the tribunal. They urged the State Government to take steps to file a review petition.

Addressing the protesters, leaders of various organisations condemned the decision of the tribunal. The award would not only affect the farmers of Cauvery basin but also the future of 46 irrigation projects across the State, they said.