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BJP asks CM to release water for LBP ryots

BJP asks CM to release water for LBP ryots

BJP farmers wing state president GK Nagaraj appealed to the CM to direct the contractors to complete the repair works in the Lower Bavani Project (LBP) canal speedily and release water from the LBP dam for the ayacut ryots during the current paddy season.

In a release, he said the ryots staged many stirs to get water from the dam and government issued orders to release water from August 15. But, 100 cusecs of water was released for just 2 hours from the dam on August 15th evening and then stopped on the ground of repair works on the banks of the canal. It caused great distress among ryots who raised paddy nurseries and were waiting for cultivation. The ryots also awaited for water to save the standing crops and solve drinking water problem in many areas. But, unexpectedly, the water release was stopped immediately as the repair works were going on in the 5th mile of the canal. By this way, the government deceived the poor ryots and also threatened the ryots indirectly who wanted continuation of earthern bunds of the canal.  If there is delay in releasing water in the canal, the ryots sufferings would further rise, he feared.