Regional Commissioner M.G. Hiremath has approved the release of 2.17 tmcft of water from Hidkal Dam into various canals, Member of Legislative Assembly Balachandra Jarkiholi has said in a release.
This water will be utilised only for drinking purposes in Mudalagi, Gokak, Hukkeri, Raibag and Chikkodi and surrounding areas. The water will be released through the multi-village schemes in these areas.
It will be distributed thus, 2,400 cusecs for Ghataprabha Left Bank Canal, 2,000 cusecs in Ghataprabha Right Bank Canal and 500 cusecs for Chikkodi Sub Canal.
Water will flow starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, for five days. The MLA thanked the Regional Commissioner for giving approval to his request to release water from Hidkal Dam.