BELAGAVI: AS both state and the Central governments are not showing interest to settle the Mahadayi river issue, all farmers and other organisations leaders will hold a meeting at Town Hall in Bengaluru on December 15 and decide about the next course of action to settle the matter outside the tribunal.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Kalasa Banduri Horata Samiti president Vijay Kulkarni said that farmers have held a series of agitations for several years urging for the implementation of the project that has been embroiled in a legal battle.
The Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal had asked the stake-holder states to amicably resolve the dispute outside the tribunal.However, the blame game had continued. Intervention of the Prime Minister only acn provide a solution, he said.BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa had announced of working towards an out-of-tribunal settlement between Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra to end the dispute within 20 days.
Yeddyurappa has now sought time till December 15 while stating that he is certain that the issue can be resolved with discussion with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
However, Yeddyurappa has claimed that the dispute would be resolved without the role of the state government.A complete resolution of the issue is the need of the hour, but Yeddyurappa claims of keeping the state government out will further create impediments, Kulkarni said.Dr Ayappa, Vikas Sopin, Siddagouda Modagi were present at the news conference.