Goa steps up its offensive against Karnataka on Mahadayi issue


Panaji: Goa government has stepped up its offensive against Karnataka on Mahadayi River Water diversion issue.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday evening held meeting of high ranking officials and the members of Mhadei Bachaao Abhiyan in Panaji to decide future course of action.

The Central government has given approval for the Detailed Project Report of Karnataka to construct two dams on Mahayadi River basin.

In a tweet released after the meeting on Monday, Sawant said that the Chief Wild Warden Goa today has issued a stop work notice to the Karnataka Govt which is another step in the right direction.

In an another tweet, Sawant said “Had a very productive meeting with members of Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan (MBA) in Panaji. Explained to them in detail about the efforts taken by the Govt on all fronts to safeguard Goa’s interests regarding Mhadei. I thank the MBA team for their valuable inputs.”

MBA President Nirmala Sawant and Environmentalist Rajendra Kerkar were also present for the meeting.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, State Advocate General Devidas Pangam said that Goa government will file an application before the Supreme Court challenging the clearance given to the DPR of Karnataka government.

He said that the application will be filed as a part of the ongoing case before the Supreme Court in which Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra has challenged the Award given by Inter State Water Dispute Tribunal in the year 2019.


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