Cm Bommai’s Intervention Sought After Unprecedented Rain Fury | Mysuru News – Times of India

Mysuru: Farmers in Chamundeshwari constituency are the worst hit by recent rain and floods.
The Bogadi-Gaddige Road area witnessed unprecedented flood and damage. Locals alleged that uncontrolled housing projects launched by private developers are affecting the landscape of the area, and sought immediate intervention by the authorities concerned.
Meanwhile, based on the complaint lodged by Mysuru Grahakara Parishat, the Chief Minister’s Office directed Mysuru DC Bagadi Gautham to look into the allegations of encroachment of Poornaiah canal that feeds city’s iconic Kukkerhalli Lake.
According to the locals, since past few days, the entire area is witnessing heavy rainfall and hundreds of acres of farms and plantations been damaged. Local MLA and former minister GT Devegowda estimated rain-related losses to the tune of Rs100 crore.
Raitha Sangha taluk unit president P Marankaiah alleged that rampant encroachment of lakes and the delay in the desilting of the lakes are the two main causes for the problem. “Unauthorised real estate activities are affecting the natural flow of water. The Poornaiah canal is encroached causing an artificial flood. We will soon meet the district administration seeking action to avoid floods in the future,” he said.
According to the locals, this entire constituency has several lakes. “However now this entire stretch of Bogadi-Gaddige Road is witnessing a real estate boom by throwing rules to the wind. We want the government to look into the problems and ensure that this area will not turn into another east Bengaluru,” said Boralingayya, a resident of Ganagarahundi.
Meanwhile, the activists approached the CMO seeking intervention to save the region including the Poornaiah canal. In the letter to CMO, Bhamy V Shenoy, founding working president of Mysuru Grahakara Parishat and others urged the government to form a high level committee to identify the encroachments,to remove them and to restore Poornaiah canal. They suggested making former chief secretary Vijay Bhaskar, who is familiar with the area, to head the committee. The CMO asked the Mysuru DC to look into the issue and initiate necessary action as per the law.