Kundapur: Varahi Irrigation Project to be Extended to Supply Drinking water – Vinay Kumar Sorake

Kundapur: The district administration has directed to clear 2000 pending files of Kundapur region under Kumki and title deeds will be provided to the applicants after scrutiny said Vinay Kumar Sorake, Minister for Urban Development and Minister in-charge District. He was speaking after inaugurating the release of water from Varahi irrigation project for the summer crop in Kalathur, Kalkunje village here on January 10.

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The Supreme Court in its verdict has said that the Kumki land belongs to the government, however the applicants who have applied for the land will be provided with title deeds. The deputy commissioner along with the Assistant Commissioner and Tahsildars have been directed to process the pending files.

16 villages of Kundapur are affected by the Kasturiragan report, the district administration has recorded the views of the gram sabhas and sent to state government. The state government has furnished the report to exclude all the villages in Udupi having dense population from the Kasturiragan report. A notification in this regard has been issued, while the State government will furnish the report having views recorded in the gram sabhas.

The Varahi irrigation project will be irrigating 2400 hectares of land; the Souparnika Bridge cum barrage will be irrigating 1730 hectares of land and will provide drinking water to 11 villages this summer.

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The main canal will be irrigating 2400 hectares of land. The tender process is initiated which will irrigate 520 hectares of land in the coming days. The areas like Ullor, Siddapur, Shankernarayan, Kalkunje, Haladi – 76, Haladi -28, Hardalli-Mandalli, Haladi, Harkadi , Yadyadi-Madyadi, Kakkunje, Billadi, Vandaru will be covered in the 2400 hectares.

The right bank canal is 24.31 kms long which covers forest area, the survey process is completed and proposal is initiated. The survey process is initiated for the left canal. The left bank canal is 63.63 km long; the construction of 50 km is completed. The tender process is initiated for 8 km, the survey process and land acquisition is initiated for the remaining 5.63 km canal. There are 67 distribution canals in LBC, 10 distribution canals are completed in LBC in 20 kms, 57 distribution canals will be built, he added.

M Venugopal, Chief Engineer of Varahi Irrigation Project delivered the keynote address.
Former MLA UR Sabhapathy; Mamatha R Shetty, Sanjeev Shetty, Vishwendra Shetty, Sarvothama Hegde and others were present.

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