Saturday, April 12, 2014
A curse to South Canara- Netravathi River Diversion
Netravathi, for Tuluvas its more than a river. It has its origin from Bangraballige valley, Yelaneeru Ghat in Kudremukh, Chikmagaluru District of Karnataka. The most holy river of the Costal Karnataka, Netravathi flows through the Hindu and Jain Pilgrimage place of Dharmasthala. The Netravathi railway bridge is the gateway to Mangalore.Bantwal and Belthangadi Taluks are depended on this river for agriculture and livelihood. The happy life of Tuluvas is destructed with the arrival of the deadly project – “Yetthinahole”. Though the project is existing since 40 years, people of South Canara was unaware! Its not surprising, because of the clever game of Governmnet behind the name “Yettinahole”. The moment river Netravathi was heard with this project we lost our sleep. In fact, South Canara is most neglected and highly discriminated place with respect to the provisions from Government. The development of this district is solely because of the hard efforts of localities and rich natural resources. Now, a new threat to the natural resources of our costal world! The undivided South Canara called for a bundh, which had spread the fear and conscious among localities. But nothing could stop the project. Netravathi is dented and panted to the core. The project which was started during the period of BJP rule, successfully implemented now. The names of politicians who are born and brought up on the banks of Netravathi are with the high enthusiasm to hand over her to others. A bitter truth! The noble cause identified for the river diversion is to solve the problem of scarcity of water in neighbour districts. The districts like Chikkaballapur, Hasan are listed as the beneficiaries of Yetthinahole project. Government will never endeavour to find the victims. South Canara has never seen such an united action towards one goal. To say “No Water” to them one has hundred reason. The habitant depending on Netravathi is at risk The Western Ghat will loose its rich niche Infertile land No water for agriculture Starvation in South Canara The economic activities of Soth Canara will suffer Its nature which can control the activity of every living being. Never try to take this right to our hand. A clear selfish movement of a man to turn a river to turn towards east and kill the lives of rest.