Tamil stars fast against Karnataka stand on Hogenekkal project

April 4th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin  

Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Tamil film stars belonging to various unions Friday began a daylong protest fast against Karnataka’s objections to the drinking water project in Hogenekkal, on the border between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Amongst the prominent film personalities participating in the protest are Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, Sathyraj and yesteryear star Manorama.

The Rs.13.3 billion Hogenekkal Water Supply and Flurosis Mitigation Project, funded by the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC), is expected to benefit about three million people in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts of Tamil Nadu.

It is slated to cover 6,755 households in three municipal areas, 17 panchayats and 18 small towns in the two districts.

Karnataka is opposed to the project saying its share of the Cauvery waters will be affected.

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