Farmers stage dharna demanding release of water

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Mysore, Feb 11 (UNI) More than 200 members of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) from Mysore and Mandya Districts today staged dharna in front of Deputy Commissioner and Command Area Development Authority (CADA) offices demanding release of water from reservoirs.

The agitating farmers, joined by Florculturists from surrounding villages, were demanding release of water from Gorur Dam, built across the river Hemavathi and Kabini Dam into canals to save standing crops.

They also demanded regular supply of water in rural areas to save livestock and to fill tanks and lakes in the region.

The agitators also complained harassment by the traffic and civil police when flower growers and sellers bring their produce to the market.

The farmers, who came in procession shouting slogans, first staged dharna in front of DC office and moved to CADA office also demanding supply of fertilisers, pesticides and transportation at affordable cost.

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