The proposed Ettinahole project, which would supply water to the dry districts of Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Bangalore Rural and Tumkur at an estimated cost about Rs 7,000 crore was reviewed by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday.
The Detailed Project Report for the Ettinahole project will be ready by June and its implementation may commence by September.
If we go by the project plan, 24.01 tmc ft of water from Ettinahole, Kadumanehole, Kerehole and Hongadahalla (all tributaries of Netravathi River) will be drawn by constructing eight small dams.
The water will be pumped for 10 km up to Haravanahalli in Hassan. From Haravanahalli, the water will be flown to Tumkur for 233 km with gravitational force.
Again from Tumkur, the water will be pumped for 8.10 km to Devarayanadurga where a 10 tmcft reservoir will be constructed.
From the reservoir, the water will be pumped to Kolar and Chikkaballapur district, for a distance of 55.9 kms. The plan is to fill about 337 tanks in the two districts.
Besides, it has been planned to supply about 14 tmc ft of water to Tumkur, Koratagere, Madhugiri and Pavagada taluks of Tumkur district.
The project also includes filling of Chamarajasagara, Hesarghatta lakes and providing water to Devanahalli industrial area.
The project envisages water supply to some towns in Hassan, Chikkamagalur and Chitradurga districts from Vedavathi River.
Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Bangalore Rural and Tumkur districts are the worst hit places due to depletion in ground water table.
After completion of the review meeting, the Chief Minister addressing the media said, the government has plans to include Ramanagar district also under the project.
He said, by this project, a great relief will come to the people of the five districts.(msn)
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