The convenor of the C.N.C. N.U. Nachappa Codava has urged the Governor of Karnataka, through a letter to cancel the mischievous Konganapole river project in South Coorg. N.U. Nachappa alleged that Major Irrigation Minister Basvaraj Bommai had informed the assembly on July 1 that the Govt is making an all -out effort to supply water to Bangalore from Kodagu, especially from Konganpole, disregarding local sentiments and huge loss of property and livelihood. Nachappa alleges that the plan is to dam the river at Kunda and divert the flow to Lakshmanteertha and subsequently pipe the water to Bangalore. The estimated cost of the project is 16.00. crores and NRSC (National Remote Sensing Centre ) of Hyderabad has submitted a feasibility report to the Govt, according to Nachappa. N.U. Nachappa appreciated the stand of the speaker of the assembly and Virajpet MLA, K.G.Bopiah who took exception to the project. The C.N.C. has proposed to launch an awareness programme, against the proposed move of the state Govt on the 12th July at Kunda, the prime catchment area of the Konganapole project.
It should be noted that previously Mr.Bommai has assured that there is no plans for such a project at all. But his statements on the assembly floor in July 1st prove otherwise.