K.T. Gangadhar, working president, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, told the meeting that if 2 tmcft water is released from Bhadra reservoir now to Tungabhadra reservoir, the standing crops in the command area of Bhadra reservoir will dry up in summer owing to scarcity of water.The economic worth of the standing crops in command area of Bhadra reservoir is much more than the cotton and chilli crops in the command area of Tungabhadra reservoir, he said. H.R. Basavarajappa, KRRS general secretary, said that diversion of 7 tmcft water reserved in Bhadra reservoir for drinking needs should not be allowed at any cost. M.J. Appaji, MLA for Bhadravati, said that the farmers in command area should abide by the directions issued by Bhadra CADA against cultivation of summer crops.
Source: Bhadra water not to be released to Tungabhadra reservoir – KARNATAKA – The Hindu
In the wake of low water storage in Bhadra reservoir owing to the sluggish monsoon, the Bhadra Command Area Development Authority (CADA) has requested farmers not to take up cultivation of summer crops in 2017.×H.S. Sundaresh, chairperson, Bhadra CADA, said that with the current water storage in the reservoir, the drinking water needs of people in the command area and the water required to save the standing crops, including plantation crops such as arecanut and banana, can be met in the coming summer. In the wake of this, the farmers should not take up cultivation of fresh crops, including short-term or long-term crops during summer, he said.
Source: Bhadra CADA requests farmers not to cultivate new crops during summer – The Hindu
Owing to low water storage in Bhadra reservoir this year due to sluggish monsoon, there has been strong demand from the farmers to alter the schedule of the release of water for kharif crops.The Irrigation Consultative Committee (ICC) of Bhadra Command Area Development Authority(CADA) had decided to release water continuously along right bank canal (RBC) and left bank canal(LBC) for kharif crops for a period of 100 days from July 25.The schedule was worked out with the hope that that the level in the reservoir would rise.
Source: Farmers demand modification of Bhadra water release schedule – The Hindu
In wake of the low water storage in the Bhadra reservoir this year owing to scanty rain in the catchment area, the emergency meeting of Irrigation Consultative Committee of Bhadra Command Area Development Authority (CADA) should be convened soon to work out the plan for judicious utilisation of the available water, said H.R. Basavarajappa, working president of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha(KRRS).
Source: ‘Plan for judicious use of available water’ – KARNATAKA – The Hindu