Karnataka, Maharashtra Agree To Resolve Water Sharing Issues

BS Yediyurappa held a high-level assembly with Maharashtra Water Useful resource Minister to resolve the difficulty.


Karnataka and Maharashtra on Saturday determined to have higher coordination and communication concerning flood administration and water provide within the drought-hit areas of each the states.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and state Residence Minister Basavaraj Bommai held a high-level assembly with Maharashtra Water Useful resource Minister Jayant Patil in Bengaluru to resolve the water-related points between the 2 states.

Addressing reporters after the meet, Mr Yediyurappa mentioned each the states have agreed to share real-time knowledge on rainfall and water launch from reservoirs each in Krishna and Bhima basin as a way to handle the floods successfully.

“We mentioned varied points concerning flood administration in Krishna and Bheema river basins. It was determined to have higher coordination and communication between two states at ministerial stage,
Secretaries stage and on the discipline stage,” the CM mentioned.

It was resolved {that a} technical staff will work in the direction of getting 4 TMC water from Maharashtra and in return launch water to the drought-hit areas of the western state, the Chief Minister mentioned.

The 2 states additionally agreed to finish the Dudhganga dam undertaking on the earliest and Maharashtra can even fund it.

“Maharashtra can even provide sufficient funds for the completion of Dudhganga dam,” Mr Patil mentioned within the press convention.

Pointing to the scarcity of water throughout April and Might within the Krishna basin area, Mr Bommai mentioned since 2013, Maharashtra has been charging cash for the discharge of water to the state.

Nevertheless, it has been agreed upon that Karnataka is not going to pay however will provide water to the drought-hit Jath taluk of Maharashtra through the wet season.

For the previous three years, the state has been witnessing flood in Krishna and Bhima rivers following downpour in its catchment areas in Maharashtra.

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