Goa dismisses out-of-court settlement over Mahadayi river dispute with Karnataka


Rupesh Samant

Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji

Panaji, Nov 27: The Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday ruled out any 'out-of-court' settlement on the crucial issue of diversion of Mahadayi river where the state has crossed swords with Karnataka.

Inter-State Water Dispute Tribunal has given its award distributing the water of Mahadayi river, which has been challenged through Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court by Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Goa has also filed a Contempt Petition against Karnataka after the latter diverted the water despite the SLP pending with the SC.

“We are not ready for any kind of out-of-court settlement on Mahadayi river dispute. Our petitions are pending before the Supreme Court. We will fight it out there,” Sawant said.

The chief minister responded to the news about his reported meeting with an envoy sent by Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa to discuss the inter-state water dispute.

“Our demand is that Karnataka, which has diverted our water, should immediately release it. I am fully aware that the water flow in Mahadayi has decreased,” he said.

Sawant said that during his discussion with BJP’s Goa state in-charge C T Ravi he has 'firmly put forth before him that Karnataka has diverted Mahadayi river water'.

Ravi was on a Goa visit earlier this week after taking over the party’s responsibility in the coastal state.

  

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 27 2020

    Nalin Kateel, C. T. Ravi, Tejaswi Surya - please prove your potential now ! Being active and interested only in painting whole India saffron alone doesn't help. Both states have BJP government. Why isn't your magic working ??

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