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Release of water to Tamil Nadu: Protests continue across Mandya
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Release of water to Tamil Nadu: Protests continue across Mandya

Mandya: Protests over the release of KRS water to Tamil Nadu continued across the district for the second day yesterday. Police detained hundreds of protesting farmers at Mandya city, while farmers staged a road blockade at Srirangapatna to register their protest against the detention of farmers. The farmers who gathered near Sir M. Visveswaraiah statue…

State-wide protest by KRRS
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State-wide protest by KRRS

Mysuru: Lashing out at the State Government for releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) leader and MLA K.S. Puttannaiah has said the KRRS will hold a State-wide protest tomorrow (July 3). Speaking to press persons at Jaladarshini Guest House here yesterday, Puttannaiah urged the State Government to explain the reason…

Hope floats as Cauvery flows into KRS
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Hope floats as Cauvery flows into KRS

Mysuru/Mandya: The Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) that resembled a rocky terrain in the dry districts of North Karnataka rather than a reservoir is slowly getting filled though the amount of water flowing into the reservoir is not at the expected level. This year was the first time since 1969 that vast expanses of the terrain…

Expert team visits KRS Dam, oversees restoration works
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Expert team visits KRS Dam, oversees restoration works

Mysuru: An expert team comprising a representative from the World Bank, Central Water Commission and State Planning Supervisory Committee visited the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam on Wednesday for an inspection of the ongoing repair and  restoration works. The team was led by Edward Flint of the World Bank and it inspected the first phase…

KRS restoration project bags World Bank Award
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KRS restoration project bags World Bank Award

Mysuru: The renovation works being undertaken at the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam has received the prestigious World Bank Award of Excellence in Rehabilitation Work(s) Civil – Spring 2017. The award has been given in recognition of the excellence in quality of rehabilitation works and compliance with statutory, regulatory and environment requirements. The award has…

Pramoda Devi Wadiyar visits KRS Dam
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Pramoda Devi Wadiyar visits KRS Dam

Mandya/Mysuru: Dr. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar visited the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam and Brindavan Gardens yesterday. Accompanied by late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar’s sister Indrakshi Devi’s daughter Samyukta, Pramoda Devi arrived at the Dam at around 11.30 am. Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) Sub-Inspector Govardhan, who was on duty, saw her arriving at the gate and…

Venugopala Swamy Temple beckons tourists
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Venugopala Swamy Temple beckons tourists

If devotees cannot go to the temple, the temple goes to devotees ! This is what happened at Krishna Raja Sagara. The 12th century Venugopala Swamy Temple, which remained submerged when the KRS was full and resurfaced when the water level reached an all time low, was shifted to the nearby Hosa Kannambadi village, thanks…

KRS crest gates maintenance work underway
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KRS crest gates maintenance work underway

Mysuru: The Cauvery Neeravari Nigam (CNN) has taken up the annual maintenance work of KRS dam crest gates at a cost of Rs. 5 lakh. The work, which began about five days ago, is likely to be completed in a fortnight. Speaking to Star of Mysore today morning, CNN Executive Engineer K. Basavarajegowda said that…

Dams have water only till June 15, says Minister
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Dams have water only till June 15, says Minister

Bengaluru – Water available in various reservoirs of Karnataka is enough only to supply drinking water to major cities and towns for the next 60 days, Water Resources Minister M.B. Patil said yesterday. “We have been monitoring the situation twice a week and as of today, we have sufficient stock of water to last for…

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