North Karnataka enters the eight day of its protest on water crisis

The members of different organisations protests demanding that the state government take measures to decrease in drinking water scarcity in drought-hit regions of North Karnataka entered the eighth day in Athani on Monday.

The members in the protest claimed that though the people in the drought-hit regions were in the grasp of a critical drinking water crisis, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was involved in securing his government and the whole opposition was desperately attempting to grab the seat of power.

“The CM is not keen on getting water from Koyna dam by holding talks with his Maharashtra counterpart. When people in the state are struggling for a pot of drinking water due to the dried up water sources, it is unfortunate that the ruling party and the opposition are indulging in politics for their personal gains instead of taking measures to overcome the water crisis,’’ said BasavangoudaBommanal, a farmer leader in the protest.

The CM should plan to enter into a water-sharing deal with Maharashtra before the drinking water crisis worsens more, and guarantee that both the states release 4 tmcft of water to each other, said Bommanal.

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