The tank was built during the Adalsahi regime (1600 AD),
he said after laying the foundation for renovation work.
After desilting and renovation, the underground water table
would be recharged in a 10 sq km area, he said and urged the
public not to use thet tank water for irrigation.
The minister said his department had undertaken 147 works
in the district at a cost of Rs 123 crore, with a target at
irrigating 21,000 acres.
Later speaking to reporters, Karjol said minor irrigation
department proposed to develop various tanks in the city.
There was also a proposal to hand over such tanks to city
municipalities and corporations which earn good revenue, he
Bijapur: A more than 500-year-old tank on
the outskirts of this city would be renovated at a cost of Rs
3.50 crore and declared a tourist spot, Govind Karjol, Minister
for Minor Irrigation and district in-charge said here on Sunday.
First Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 23:10