A Lift Irrigation Scheme System installed at a budget of Rs two crore was launched at Somanahalli Doddakere and Somanahalli Katte near Maraduru village bridge, recently.
The long pending Lift Irrigation Scheme was launched by MLA H P Manjunath that would benefit around 236 hectare lands by providing necessary water facility.
MLA Manjunath said: “The Lift Irrigation Scheme was initiated by C H Vijayshankar during his tenure as MP but due to fund unavailability the project was incomplete. After taking charge as MLA, the benefits of the project were discussed with Chief Minister and as a result two crores fund was released. The long pending project will benefit the villagers and more water related projects will be taken up that would benefit people around the area.”
Former Zilla Panchayat President Pushpa Amarnath, ZP member Ramesh, Grama Panchayat members Asha, Ravi, Seethamma, Prasanna and others were present.