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Kundapur: Varahi canal breaches again - Crops destroyed, water enters home


Silvester D'Souza
Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)

Kundapur, Mar 17: Varahi project, which was undertaken at a cost of about Rs 600 crore, had hit headlines in the past repeatedly for taking too long to complete. Now, the project, which is yet to be executed completely, has been often in the news because its canals are breaching year after year on account of substandard work.

On Friday March 17 morning, the left bank canal of Varahi project breached at the 26th kilometre, known as Koykadi Kelahebbagilu. Due to the breach, large amount of water gushed into the agricultural fields, destroying standing crops and other vegetation there. Thousands of areca nut plants got inundated. Water also entered the house of Koykadi Baby Shetty of Kelahebbagilu House.

The loss due to this incident is expected to run into several lacs of rupees, in addition to loss of precious water which could have irrigated large tracts of fields. The villagers are livid at the fact that no officials from Varahi Project visited the spot although they were informed about this breach promptly.

Molahalli gram panchayat president, Uday Kulal, zilla panchayat member, Supreeta Kulal, taluk panchayat president, Jayashree Mogaveera, and others visited the spot and inspected the loss.

Comment on this article

  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Concerned employees should be sacked for not attending this mishap! Why they can not plug such an accident (or poor quality job)? Utter carelessness of the Varahi officials! Put them on loss of pay for breach of responsibility!!

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Such sad state of affairs. From the picture, you can figure what these poor people are going through. It is unbelievable. There is no place on earth for these poor hard working farmers who are going through these hardship.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    So happy to see that amount of water flowing on the ground in this time of the year and at the same time sad to see it wasted without being in use where intended.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Acche Din ...

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  • Sharan, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Acche Din have come in Goa , UP & Manipur and Karnataka to follow soon Amen.

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  • j Dal, BVR

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Demonitization brought ache din only to those wins the election... if not by peoples verdict, by money power.......

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    opposition hand can not be ruled out here

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  • pricki, panchanabettu

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    sometime back, some people shouted that it is congress project and party always involved in development program. then what is this? who's development?

    this is what congress development. one more development is going on in the name of yettinahole project. last 70 this kind so many developments are taken place.

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  • sri, Karkala

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    This is too bad. Very very poor quality work.

    Jail those ministers..

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