Bengaluru: Second largest tank in Kolar district overflows after 17 years

  • | Tuesday | 15th September, 2020

S Agrahara Tank in Kolar District is overflowing for the first time in 17 years due to heavy rainfall the tank is the second largest after Ramasagar Tank.

One of the largest tanks in Kolar district S Agrahara Tank is overflowing after 17 year due to heavy rainfall in the district. The tank which is expanded over 12000 acres was also receiving from KC Valley Project under which the recycled water is being released into 75 water bodies of parched district. On Sunday Kolar Minister S Muniswamy former speaker KR Ramesh Kumar and former ministers K Srinivasa Gowda and Krishna Byre Gowda offered bagina to tank. The KC Valley Project utilizes water entering the Koramangla Challgatta valley, treats it and releases it into the tanks to rejuvenate the depleting ground water table. The district has no major rivers and series of tanks built to sequestrate runoff rainwater flowing downstream is the backdrop of its rural economy. S Muniswamay stated that plans are afoot to develop the tank as a picnic spot with assistance from the foreign department. A large chunk of dears and peacocks habitat in the district and a mini zoo will be set up in the area.

So far 75 tanks in the district have been filled with water from KC Valley Project in the first phase and another 225 will get water in the second phase. However on the contrary president of Kolar district Raitha Sangha women’s wing stated authorities should initiate step preserve ecology around the tank and develop the area.      

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