Bengaluru: “The state government has written to the Prime Minister’s office to finalise the date to discuss with all-party delegation the issue of farmer suicides, pending irrigation projects and financial assistance required for it”, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Wednesday August 5.
After meeting families of farmers who committed suicide, the CM said that he would lead a delegation of leaders of all parties and ask Prime Minister Modi to seek his intervention in view of the drought situation and increasing number of cases of farmer suicides.
He also mentioned that the state government has commenced a survey of districts which received scanty rainfall this year, adding that several taluks would be declared drought-hit soon. He assured early implementation of inter-state Kalasa-Banduri irrigation project with the intervention of Mr Modi.
“We are expected to go after August 10. All bottlenecks for Kalasa-Banduri project will be cleared soon,” he assured.