Govt hopes for favourable verdict on Mahadayi

Govt hopes for favourable verdict on Mahadayi

Govt hopes for favourable verdict on Mahadayi

The state government is hoping for a ‘positive response’ from the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, as it pronounces its verdict on Wednesday, said Water Resources Minister M B Patil.

Patil told reporters in Bengaluru on Tuesday that the government was hopeful that the tribunal would pass an order favouring Karnataka.

The tribunal, which is hearing the water dispute between Karnataka and Goa governments, has reserved its order for Wednesday.

Karnataka has filed a petition seeking an interim order from the tribunal directing Goa to release a minimum of seven tmcft of water for the Kalasa-Banduri link canal.

Patil said that Karnataka’s legal team headed by Fali S Nariman had placed convincing arguments by presenting the grim scenario in drought-stricken North Karnataka districts, especially, Belagavi, Gadag and Dharwad.

The minister said that the severe drinking water shortage faced by the people of the districts had prompted the government to file an interim application before the tribunal.
 

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