M.B. Patil, MLA representing Babaleshwar, has accused the State government of deceiving the people of Bijapur and Bagalkot districts because it had earmarked only Rs. 1,200 crore for nine irrigation projects in phase 3 of the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) as against its promise of Rs. 3,600 crore.
Addressing mediapersons here on Monday, Mr. Patil said that of the Rs. 1,200 crore allocated for nine irrigation projects in phase 3 of the Upper Krishna Project, Rs. 342 crore has been earmarked for the long-standing Mulwad lift irrigation project which is one of the most significant projects that contemplates irrigation to Basavana Bagewadi taluk of Bijapur district and Jamakhandi taluk of Bagalkot district.“