Sullia, May 01, 2016: The water scarcity in the district has nothing to do with the Yettinahole Project, said DK District in-charge Minister B. Ramanatha Rai.
He was replying to a media query as to whether the Yettinahole Project would bring in more water woes in the region.
Continuing the minister said there was no need to link the water scarcity to the Yettinahole project and added that the project was approved during the terms of BJP’s DV Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar.
Stating that the state had enough funds to tackle the drought situation, he further added that the government will even initiate measures like taking over of private wells to supply water to the needy people.
Referring to the Paschima Vahini Project, he said once small dams are built it would help in solving the water problem by increasing underground water level too.
A 1.8 km road connecting the state to Kerala via Narkodu, Kolcharu and Bannadka, constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crore was inaugurated by Rai at Sullia in the presence of Udupi district in-charge Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Puttur MLA Shakuntala Shetty.