Farmers angry over release of water from Kabini dam

Prime News, Karnataka, Mysuru, June 30:- The farmers from H D Kote taluk and in and around the dam, where the Kabini reservoir situated were angry over the release of water despite low storage.

The dam is 696 metres in length, was built in 1974 to cater to the needs of 22 villages and 14 hamlets.

The dam covers forests, rivers, lakes, and valleys, spreads to an area of 55 hectares.

The dam also supplies water to Sagaredoddakere and Upper Nugu Dams.

The farmers alleged that the authorities releasing water to favour a private power generation company, the water level at the dam increased recently, thanks to incessant rains in Wayanad region of Kerala.

The maximum storage level is only 84 feet; the farmers alleged that ultimately, the water flows to Tamilnadu, depriving them of the share of the dam water.

-(NAV, Input; Agencies)

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