Panaji: As the public outcry over Union Minister Prakash Javdekar’s tweet on Environment Clearance for Kalsa Bhandura, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that Goa government is not aware of any EC having been granted to Karnataka affecting Mhadei river.
Sawant took on to twitter to pronounce state government’s stand o the issue. The chief minister said “Mhadei is more than mother to us. We shall protect it at any cost. Officially Govt of Goa is not aware of any EC having been granted to Karnatana affecting Mhadei river.”
He further tweeted : According to us such EC can’t be granted without hearing Goa government and without considering the case of state of Goa. In case such EC is issued without hearing state of Goa, we shall challenge the same before appropriate forum including NGT.
“We shall defent the interest of people of Goa and the state at any cost.”