Will fight legally and politically for Mahadayi water: Sawant

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The Goa government has argued that Karnataka cannot divert the waters of the Mahadayi River, as it passes through the Mahadayi Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located downstream in North Goa.

Panaji. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed that the riparian state will emerge victorious in the ongoing Mahadayi river water dispute as his government is making efforts on legal, technical and political fronts and leaving no stone unturned. There is a long-standing dispute between Goa and Karnataka over the diversion of river water by Karnataka through the construction of dams on its tributaries – Kalasa and Banduri – of the Mahadayi River. The Goa government has argued that Karnataka cannot divert the waters of the Mahadayi River, as it passes through the Mahadayi Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located downstream in North Goa.

The Center has recently approved a Detailed Project Report (DPR) submitted by Karnataka for the construction of two dams. Sawant said on Tuesday, “Whatever anyone says, we are firm on our decision. Whatever we have to do for Mahadayi, we are doing it legally, technically and politically. We will take every necessary step and we are confident that we will win the battle.” He said this while reacting to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s reported statement on a resolution passed by the Goa Assembly against diversion of Mahadayi river water.

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