Yettinahole Project will Not Harm Water sources of DK- Minister Ramanath Rai
Mangaluru: District minister in-charge B Ramanath Rai held a press meet at the Circuit House here, on May 16.
Addressing the mediapersons, Ramanath Rai said that the state government invited the people who oppose the Yettinahole project to discuss it, but they did not attend the meeting. “It is not easy to stop the project at this stage,” he said.
Rai further said, “Let the protest go on, we will discuss this issue in the assembly. I will also discuss this issue with the CM personally. My opinion is that this project would not cause harm to the water sources of Dakshina Kannada.”
When asked about party leaders who oppose the Yettinahole project, Rai replied, “It is their personal interest to oppose and take part in the protest against the Yettinahole project. I will not comment on anyone.”
When asked about the water scarcity faced by the people of DK, Rai said that the district administration has taken all the measures to provide water to the people of Mangaluru. “Last year there was 21% less rain and because of that, we are facing water crisis this year.”
Minister U T Khader, Mayor Harinath, MUDA Chairman Ibrahim Kodijal, Sashidhar Hegde and others were also present.