Mandya farmers in dire need of water to save paddy crop – Karnataka – The Hindu

The Cauvery water dispute and drought have impacted the agricultural sector in Mandya district, with paddy crops on at least 50,000 acres showing indications of withering.The crops in both the Cauvery and the Hemavati river basins are at the ear-head emergence and milky stages. They now badly need water to reach the harvesting stage. But water for irrigation was stopped on Wednesday following depletion of level in the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir.

Source: Mandya farmers in dire need of water to save paddy crop – Karnataka – The Hindu

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