Organisation of volunteers revives lakes in drought-hit district

  • | Sunday | 17th March, 2019

Hassan: With the entire district hit by drought, a voluntary organisation has taken up lake rejuvenation , bringing hope to farmers and local residents. When the organisation started work a B Katehalli village, several residents pledged financial support and vehicles, among other things. "Rejuvenation of three lakes is under progress and work at seven lakes is complete," he said.According to office-bearers, a major achievement is community engagement. Hasirubhumi Prathisana is reviving 10 lakes by involving local communities.The organisation, started on May 1, 2017, is led by Hassan assistant commissioner HL Nagaraj as honorary president and YN Subba Swamy as president. Local gram panchayat president Mohan Kumar gave a JCB free of cost, besides donating Rs 20,000.

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