Mysuru: The farmers of Hyrige Village in HD Kote Taluk of the District are in distress. The 3-km-road leading from Mananthavady Main Road adjacent to the Hebballa Canal leading to the village’s agricultural lands and which finally ends at the Kapila River is in a deplorable state, the farmers alleged.
Despite several requests over the past 3 years to the elected representative, the issue has fallen on deaf ears, and he has not even visited this road even once, they alleged.
“Heavy vehicles ply on this road to transport sugarcane, paddy, corn, and other agricultural produces and are often seen toppling or getting stuck in the mud. During the rainy season, the Hebballa Canal breaches and water flows on to whatever is remaining of the road as there is no proper drainage facility. Several pleas to the officials of the Cauvery Niravari Nigama have also fallen on deaf ears,” the farmers alleged.
“The field workers who need to travel 3 km to reach the agricultural lands are facing a lot of hardship because of the pathetic condition of the road. The road which leads to the banks of the Kapila River is a tourist spot and many tourists come to this place but due to the pathetic condition of the road, their vehicles often get stuck, they complained.
They urged, “We, the farmers of Hyrige Village request HD Kote MLA Anil Chikkamadu to pay a visit to this road soon and not prior to the 2023 Assembly elections. This road is in need of attention for so many years and the legislator has not made a single visit during his four-and-a-half years of tenure. The farmers have appealed to the MLA to take up developmental works at the earliest to avoid any further mishaps and fatalities.