CM inaugurates first phase of 35-year-old Varahi project

12:09 AM, Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Varahi first phase Udupi  : Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Monday that the entire Varahi Irrigation Project would be completed in next two years.

Earlier Mr. Siddaramaiah inaugurated the first phase of the Varahi Irrigation Project, which will provide irrigation to 3,000 hectares of land.

The foundation stone for the project was laid 35 years ago by the then Chief Minister late R. Gundu Rao in 1980. Since then, the project has progressed at snail’s pace. Water from Varahi River has started flowing in to Varahi Irrigation Project canals after three and a half decades.

Speaking to presspersons here, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that when the second phase was completed, it would provide irrigation to a total of 15,700 hectares of land helping the farmers.

M.B. Patil, Major and Medium Irrigation Minister, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Urban Development Minister, Oscar Fernandes, MP, and others were present.

Varahi first phase

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