Farmers demand Cauvery water to save crops

Expressing severe worries over withering crops owing to the rise in temperature, a section of farmers from many villages blocked the traffic on Kowdle-Maddur main road, near Maddur, of Mandya district on Thursday.

They demanded immediate release of Cauvery water from KRS reservoir to save the crops cultivated on the farmlands of Shimsha Left Bank and Right Bank canals.

According to them, crops on several hundreds of acres of land have been withering due to the non-release of water, especially to the tail-end regions of Kowdle.

To save paddy, ragi, vegetables, and other crops, the district administration should release water to Kowdle and surrounding villages, the agitators demanded.

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