Mangaluru, Oct 26, 2015 : According to a media release; Anganwadi workers in Dakshina Kannada district will take out a protest rally in the city on October 29 to protest against the Yettinahole project.
The rally under the auspices of the Dakshina Kannada Jilla Anganawadi Karyakarteyara Mattu Sahayakiyara Sangha will start from Mangala stadium at 10 am oct 29, to the office of DK DC passing through Lalbagh, PVS Circle, Bunts Hostel, Ambedkar Circle and Balmatta.
There will be a meeting outside the office of the DK DC later. Dakshina Kannada faced water scarcity during December-January.
The worst affected were women as they managed homes. They would have to fetch water from far away places.
The government was set to divert the Nethravati river in the Yettinahole project.It is an injustice to people it alleged.
The release said that if the river was diverted fisheries sector and agriculture sector would be hit. Flood water would need to flow into the sea as it brought food to fish. Diverting a river would also affect the ground water table in the district. The ongoing project would not be able to supply water to Chickaballapur and Kolar districts and must be immediately stopped.