Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday extended gratitude to the Union government for notifying PRAWAH (Progressive River Authority for Welfare and Harmony).
Hours after the centre notified PRAWAH, that is likely to take care of the ongoing dispute with Karnataka over diversion of Mhadei river, Sawant tweeted thanking the centre.
“A great news for people of Goa ! I extend my gratitude to the Union Government for meeting one of our crucial demands and giving the approval for the constitution and notifying Mahadayi PRAWAH, as well as for authorizing the establishment of its headquarters in Panaji, Goa,” he tweeted.
“This significant decision marks a major milestone in our collective efforts to safeguard Mother Mhadei,” he said in a subsequent tweet.
The notification mentions that the Authority will be headquartered in Panaji. The scheme titled Mahadayi Water Management Scheme, 2023 has been framed, to constitute the Mahadayi PRAWAH (Progressive River Authority for Welfare And Harmony) and notified on May 22,2023.
The Authority will be headed by Chairperson (full-time independent) amongst the serving officers who is an engineer from the Central Water Engineering Service (CWES) cadre of the level of Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) or Member, Central Water Commission (CWC) and will be appointed for a term not exceeding three years.