BELAGAVI: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Wednesday that the state is interested in solving the Mahadayi water dispute through dialogues involving both Goa and Maharashtra. Making a statement before both the houses here on Wednesday, he listed out the efforts that are being taken by the state government. He added that a meeting involving CMs of Mahadayi Basin states, whch was called off in the last minute would take place soon.
Stating that Karnataka is only demanding Mahadayi water which is going waste into the Arabian Sea, the CM said the state is taking every step to ensure it gets its rightful share of water. The Prime Minster has been made aware about the drought situation in the region and also the agitations that are going on for more than a year, he said.
The Mahadayi water project aims diversion of 7.56 tms feet water from the tributaries Kalasa and Banduri. Both these tributaries take birth in Karnataka and later join Mahadayi. Goa has been opposing the project stating that the diversion of water could lead to water scarcity in Goa.