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Farmers in Karnataka protest in front of bank over auctioning of pledged jewellery

ANI
Published Jun 27, 2019, 6:39 pm IST
Updated Jun 27, 2019, 6:39 pm IST
This comes when farmers in Mandya are protesting over diversion of Cauvery, Hemavati waters to their canals in order to save their produce.
Farmers protest at a bank in Mandya, Karnataka. (Photo: ANI)
 Farmers protest at a bank in Mandya, Karnataka. (Photo: ANI)

Mandya: Farmers protested in front of a bank in Mandya on Thursday after it apparently announced the auctioning of pledged jewellery.

This comes at a time when farmers in Mandya are protesting over diversion of Cauvery and Hemavati waters to their canals in order to save their produce.

 

Today is the seventh day of their protest.

"At this moment we are facing a deficit of water in our reservoirs. We have 75-80 TMC of water in our Cauvery reservoir. It's not possible to release water to them. But we are requesting the government to release water to our standing crops and for our animals. If not we will continue our protest and we are thinking further possibilities," farmers' leader Darshan Puttananiah told ANI on Wednesday.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had on Monday shifted the onus to the Centre and asked it to direct the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to resolve the issue.

 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mandya




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