Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, July 15:- The Karnataka state government strongly refute the remarks of the Goa over Mahadayi water sharing case.
Reacting to Goa water resources minister Vinod Palyekar’s statement that Karnataka is ‘playing dirty tricks’ in the Mahadayi water-sharing case, the state government on Friday said it will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention following the Goa’s refusal to look for an out-of-court settlement.
Karnataka’s water resources minister M B Patil said: “We are not playing any dirty tricks. In fact, the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal has suggested the three riparian states – Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra – to reach an amicable settlement outside the court.
M B Patil said that legal counsels of the three states had agreed to the suggestion, and it was in this backdrop that chief minister Siddaramaiah invited Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Goa CM Manohar Parrikar for a meeting.”
Karnataka has been seeking 7.56 tmcft of water from the Mahadayi river basin to Malaprabha in order to meet the drinking water requirements of Hubballi-Dharwad twin cities and adjoining villages.
Goa’s water resources minister Vinod Palyekar announced on Thursday night: “There will be no compromise or out-of-court settlement on the Mahadayi case with Karnataka and added that this is the official stand of the Goa government.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)