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Govt to file SLP before SC on Mhadei river water diversion

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Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today informed House that government will file a Special Leave Application (SLP) before Supreme Court on Friday, challenging the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal (MWDT) verdict to allow diversion of water to Karnataka.

Sawant said that it has already filed a disobedience application against Karnataka before the tribunal for injunction by way of diverting the water of Mhadei River to Malaprabha basin.

Also, a contempt petition is been filed before Supreme Court against Karnataka’s violation, he said.

“Now we will be filing SLP in Supreme Court on Friday against tribunal order,” Sawant said.

On August 14, 2018 the tribunal which was hearing a dispute between Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, for nearly two decades, over sharing of water from the Mhadei river, in its award had allotted 13.42 TMC (including 3.9 TMC for diversion into the depleted Malaprabha river basin) from the Mhadei river basin to Karnataka.

Maharashtra has been allotted 1.33 TMC.

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