Minister for Handloom, Textiles, Sugarcane Development and Sugar Shankar Patil Munenakoppa has said that it has been planned to irrigate 10,000 hectares of farmland through the Sri Yogeshwar Lift Irrigation Project in Navalgund and Hubballi taluks.

He was speaking after initiating a drone survey for the ambitious project to irrigate 10,000 hectares at Byahatti village in Hubbali taluk on Saturday evening. The project is aimed at utilising the 1.5 tmcft of water available in the Tuppari Halla during the rainy season.

Mr. Munenakoppa said that the through the project, it has been planned to fill up murram quarries spread over 102 acres in Byahatti (40 acres), Thirlapur (34 acres) and Tali Morab (28 acres) and lift water to irrigate the farmland. The water available will be used to irrigate farmland in Morab, Byahatti, Sulla and Thirlapur villages, he said.

The Minister said that farmers of Navalgund Legislative Assembly have for the last several years been demanding a permanent solution…

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