Mangaluru, May 27, 2018: The government which has gone forward with the project ignoring the observations of scientists, technicians and experts that it is not possible and feasible to provide water to the neighbouring arid district is now facing a major hurdle. The National Green Tribunal which is investigating this issue, as per the order has directed the installation of “Telemetry Steam Flow Meters” at the low position of the water level at all the 8 dams.
The work on the construction of the 8 dams is in progress along Netravati River’s tributaries including Yettinahole, Kadumane Hole, Hongadahalla and Korihole, and simultaneous work on the installation of water depth measurement instruments at the same locations is also being taken up. The meters installed are procured from Canary Automation Pvt.Ltd in Germany.
The meter which will be placed on the lower portion of the 8 dams will give information on the amount of water collected in that limit, how much water can be re-directed to the arid districts and how much water will flow downhill towards Dakshina Kannada. This parameter may also be used in court during the investigation.