With govt supplying free power, farmers depend more on borewells

Even as clamour for permanent irrigation project gets shriller in some parts of Karnataka, as many as 173 lift irrigation projects across the State have become ‘defunct.’ NO TAKERS? A lift irrigation project fallen into disuse in Harapanahalli taluk. According to the statistics compiled by the Minor Irrigation department, a majority of the lift irrigation projects in North Karnataka have been rendered useless depriving irrigation facility to as much as 32,425 hectares of land.