Upper Bhadra scheme in Karnataka

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the Union cabinet will soon approve the Upper Bhadra lift irrigation scheme and it will be the state’s first national project.

The status of national project will change the irrigation scenario of central Karnataka in the drought-prone districts of Chitradurga, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere and Tumakuru, as it is expected to irrigate about 2.3 lakh hectares by drawing water from the Tunga and Bhadra rivers.