Maharashtra to release Koyna water to state

The Maharashtra government will release 2.5 tmcft of water to Karnataka to mitigate the drinking water crisis in North Karnataka, Water Resources Minister M B Patil said on Wednesday.

Patil said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had appealed to Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar to prevail upon Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the issue. Maharashtra has now agreed to release water from Koyna reservoir following the appeal made by Kumar, he said.

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