BJP MLA from Surpur Narasihma Naik and Congress MLA from Shahapur Sharanabasappagowda Darshanapur have said that 52,000 acres of dry land in Hunsagi and Surpur taluks will soon get irrigation facility as the required grants for a ₹ 549-crore project have been released.
Addressing a joint press conference in Hunsagi town on Friday, Mr. Naik and Mr. Darshanapur said that Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has released ₹ 549 crore to take up the Budihal Lift Irigation Project to irrigate 52,000 acres of dry land in 49 villages falling under the Narayanpur Left Bank Canal network.
“Land losers in these 49 village are yet to get irrigation facility, despite several efforts in the past. Mr. Darshanapur and myself have jointly brought pressure to bear on the State government to get the grants sanctioned for the project, as a few villages, though they are in Surpur taluk, fall in Shahapur Assembly constituency” Mr. Naik said. “The project will commence after the process of floating tenders is completed,” Mr. Darshanapur said. Raja Amareshwar Naik, MP, Devanna Malagaladinni, Basavarajswamy Sthavarmath and H.C. Patil were present.
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