Mangaluru, Sep 1, 2015 : MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik met the media at the district BJP office to condemn the Yettinahole project. He thundered that Yettinahole project will be harmful to the coastal region. The project may provide drinking water to Chikkaballapur and Kolar region, but it is unscinetific and against the will of the coastal people and nature it self. BJP strongly condemns the government’s project.
The suggetion given by BJP needs weightage . The government can install a solar power plant in Chikkaballapur and Kolar which can produce 750-1000 MW of power.
The MLC went on to say, Linganamakki Hydroelectric Power Plant produces only 500 MW of power. Linganamakki dam has 36 TMC of water and there is no need for land acquisition. This 36 TMC of water from Linganamakki can be supplied to Chikkaballapur and Kolar region through pipelines as the distance between Linganamakki and Chikkaballapur and Kolar is approximately the same as from Yettinahole. The extra water available at Linganamakki can be left into Jog Falls, which would increase tourist traffic and generate more revenue for the state. It also can provide jobs and boost financial activities.
Yettinahole project might provide solution to Chikkaballapur and Kolar, but it should not create problems to the people of coastal region and the environment. The project is set to harm the Western Ghats and will affect the fishing activites in the region. The government must drop the plan and find an alternative solution soon.
BJP leader, Ravi Shankar Mijar and BJP corporators, Sudhir Shetty Kannur and others were present.