From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Aug 12: Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh R Nirani said a Rs 411 crore lift irrigation project at Anawala in Bagalkot district’s Bilagi and Badami assembly constituencies has been approved by the State Cabinet.
Speaking to media persons on Friday, the minister said the project aimed at providing irrigation facilities to 65,000 acres of land was approved by the State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
The Anawala lift irrigation scheme forms part of the Ghataprabha irrigation project.
Nirani said the project will irrigate 14,525.43 hectare command areas out of the total of 24,750 hectares in the Bilagi and Badami assembly constitutencies.
While Nirani is representing the Bilagi constituency, former Chief Minister and Congress opposition leader in the Assembly Siddaramaiah is MLA from Badami.