As Bhadravathi shimoga farmers have been protesting for the past two weeks, the KADA committee has decided to go on and on for 20 days out of 100 days. As a result, the 2500 cusecs of water flowing from the reservoir has been blocked since today. Enraged by this, the Davangere district farmers protested today and were arrested by the police. In Davangere district, the struggle of the farmers of Bhadra Achukattu area has become intense. Farmers of Davangere district have erupted against the government due to sudden stoppage of water from Bhadra reservoir. Today (Friday) 35 farmers and farmer leaders have been arrested by the police ahead of a massive protest in Davangere city. It has been four days since the water flowing from the Bhadra Reservoir, which is the livelihood of the farmers of Davangere district, to the Bhadra right bank canal has stopped. Due to this, the farmers of Davangere district are worried about losing their crops. The government, which had said that it would release water for a hundred days for the monsoon rice crop, suddenly changed its stance under pressure.
As Bhadravathi shimoga farmers have been protesting for the past two weeks, the KADA committee has decided to go on and on for 20 days out of 100 days. As a result, the 2500 cusecs of water flowing from the reservoir has been blocked since today. Enraged by this, the Davangere district farmers protested today and were arrested by the police. 75% of the farmers who use water from Bhadra Reservoir are in Davangere district. 75 percent of the farmers have spent 35-40 thousand per acre on reservoir water and planted paddy. Enraged by this, the farmers have been protesting for 6 days. The farmers, who are adamant that the government should change its stance, have arrested more than 35 farmers by the police ahead of the tractor chalo in Davangere city.
Commenting on the protest, district Superintendent of police Uma prashant said that we have arrested more than 35 farmers for law and order reasons. We have reported to the government about the problem of the farmers. Our district collector has spoken to the farmers. He said that we have taken precautionary measures so that citizens are not disturbed in the name of protest.
District In-charge minister S.S. in Davangere city today. Mallikarjun's birthday celebrations. Banner plexes of Buntig's were festooned in the city and everyone celebrated by cutting cakes. The protestors have expressed outrage that the minister in charge has not listened to the farmers' problems, who have suffered so many problems due to water stoppage in the Bhadra Balande canal.