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Anti-Yettinahole stir gains momentum: NH bundh at Uppinangady on Sept 15

Anti-Yettinahole stir gains momentum: NH bundh at Uppinangady on Sept 15

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Sep 11, 2015:  The Netravathi Ulisi Horata Samithi will be staging a  Bengaluru-Mangaluru National Highway bundh and a Jail Bharo agitation near Hotel Aditya at  Uppinangady on September 15 morning to  protest against the Yettinahole Project.

Informing this to reporters here on September 11, Friday,  Dr Niranjan Rai, Convenor of the Samithi said as many as 10000 people from various parts of the district, prominently from Belthangady, Puttur and Sullia taluks will participate in the protest and pressurise the government to drop this project.


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Dr Rai  said the government was going ahead with the Rs 13000 crore project without a Detailed Project Report and without  conducting public hearing. This is unacceptable and  people have to rise in unison against the project, he added.

The government has easily given a go by to all expert opinion as well as reports regarding the project, he said and alleged that the government was only trying to divert  Netravathi and Kumaradhara river  waters in the name of Yettinahole drinking water project.

The undue interest of the government in  implementing the project only revealed the government’s stance of neglecting the people of the district. If the government  undermines the appeals of the people of the region, then the protest may turn aggressive, he warned.

He also warned that the Samithi will apprise the UNESCO regarding the project considering the fact that Western Ghats is a World Heritage Site.

 Activists Shashidhar Shetty, Dinesh Holla, Prashanth D’Costa, Gopal Bhat and others were present.

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Premnath, Mysore Sat, September-12-2015, 1:09

The people of DK are completely depend on these rivers. Now it self the cities are facing the shortage of water and can’t predict the future problems, if we agree to the project. Its better the government can adopt some other options.

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