Monday, February 26, 2018
News

Mhadei dispute: Goa withdraws contempt petition against Karnataka

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Panaji | Tuesday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST
 
The Goa government has withdrawn the contempt petition filed before the Mhadei River Water Disputes Tribunal, following an assurance by Karnataka government, that it would not carry out any construction work to divert water till the dispute is resolved, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.

"Based on the assurance, our lawyer informed the Tribunal, that we would not like to press the contempt petition," he said.

Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra are currently involved in a dispute in the tribunal over controversial Kalsa-Bhandura dam project across Mhadei river, through which Karnataka aims to divert water from the Mhadeibasin to nearby basin on the Malaprabha river.

Mhadei, also known as the Mandovi river, is considered as a lifeline in the northern parts of the coastal state. It originates in Karnataka and meets the Arabian Sea in Panaji, while briefly flowing through Maharashtra.

The river course is 28.8 km in Karnataka, and over 50 km in Goa.

Last month, Goa government had filed a contempt petition against Karnataka, after the latter latter allegedly carried out construction work to divert water from the Mhadei basin.

--IANS maya/vd

( 195 Words)

2018-02-13-22:14:08 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Startups revamping healthcare sector in ...
HTC reduces its US staff, merges VR, sma...
PNB fraud should not halt corporate lend...
Railways opts for latest tech worth Rs 2...
Samsung Galaxy S9 promo leaked before la...
Ace Urban to build innovation technology...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
RS polls: Horse trading, counter strateg...
PM's visit will galvanize Puducherry adm...
India gets first all-women non-suburban ...
KCR Govt to allocate Rs. 12,000 cr for c...
Bangladesh court orders former PM's arre...
'Deep State' ensures Pakistan's politica...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
UN resolution on Syria won't affect... 
Netanyahu thanks Trump for scheduli... 
7.5-magnitude quake rocks Papua New... 
'Ready to work with Russia to stop ... 
Leicester explosion: Six hurt as bl... 
Michelle Obama to soon share memoir... 
'Deep State' ensures Pakistan's pol... 
Charlize Theron's fan moment with N...