The BJP will secure at least 75 per cent of Gram Panchayat seats in the forthcoming elections, said Chikmagalur-Udupi MP D V Sadananda Gowda.

Speaking to Deccan Herald after launching several development projects in the taluk on Monday, he said the party has witnessed victory in all the elections held in the past two years, hence victory is sure for it in the GP elections too.

'State Government has failed to bring any solace to the farmers. Since the elected representatives are for the implementation of the Bhadra Upper Canal Project, they will not be able to provide justice to the farmers. Farmers will have to fight against the system themselves,' said Congress leader N Raju.

N R Pura,Nov 3,Deccan Herald News Service:

Taluk JD(S) President M R Ravishankar has alleged that the check dam, pipelines laid across Bhadra backwaters at Menasur village in N R Pura is of poor quality.

He alleged misappropriation of crores of rupees in the same project.

Farmers from Tarikere taluk have raised objection against the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report of Bhadra Upper canal project.

Environmental water requirement, also referred to as

In water resources planning and management many problems are faced in estimation of flood flows in ungauged catchments. Researchers have been adopting different techniques in estimating flows from ungauged catchments for design and risk analysis of hydraulic structures. The important aspect in such situations is an assessment of Peak Maximum Rainfall (PMR).

Available secondary suspended sediment data from the 1980s was analyzed together with new data collected during 2001

Secondary data as well as the monsoon study presented in this report confirm that not only has the sediment load in the Bhadra River dramatically increased as a result of the mining, but also that a very small fraction of the watershed area, comprising the KIOCL mining site, is by far the major contributor to sediment loads in the Bhadra River.