Farmers said that poor quality work could have resulted in tanks breaching. None of the old tanks, built 50-60 years ago, have breached. Only the new tanks have breached. That shows they were of poor quality, Srimant Biradar, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha leader, said. He said that the Shembelli tank that was built 10 years ago had breached while the older tanks such as those in Hakyal and Kamal Nagar have not, he said.
Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Bidar and Kalaburagi districts, inundating several roads and bridges and throwing life out of gear.In Bidar district, vehicular movement on Bidar- Bhalki Road was stopped by Friday morning as the stream near Kardyal villge began flowing over the road, as did Ane Halla stream at Dharajwadi in Bhalki taluk. Bridges in Dadagi, Kalawadi and Inchur were submerged. The old bridges in Sangam and Saigaon were submerged. The Thana Kushnoor- Nidoda Road and Bhalki – Humnabad Roadwas cut off as water was flowing over it.Water release from Dhanegaon dam in Maharashtra continued to flood the Kongli barrage. Crops in villages around Kongli, Hulsoor and other villages suffered crop loss. Heavy rain in the catchment areas of Manjra and Karanja rivers also added to the woes of farmers, who are yet to harvest standing crops of black gram, soya and red gram. Farmer leaders complained that heavy rain had damaged crops in Nideban, Kunte Sirsi and Jol Dabka.