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Mhadei dispute: Goa withdraws contempt petition against Karnataka

IANS  |  Panaji 

The government has withdrawn the filed before the Water Disputes Tribunal, following an assurance by government, that it would not carry out any construction work to divert water till the dispute is resolved, said on Tuesday.

"Based on the assurance, our informed the Tribunal, that we would not like to press the contempt petition," he said.

Goa, and are currently involved in a dispute in the tribunal over controversial Kalsa-Bhandura dam project across Mhadei river, through which aims to divert water from the Mhadeibasin to nearby basin on the Malaprabha river.

Mhadei, also known as the Mandovi river, is considered as a lifeline in the northern parts of the coastal state.

It originates in and meets the in Panaji, while briefly flowing through

The river course is 28.8 km in Karnataka, and over 50 km in

Last month, government had filed a against Karnataka, after the latter latter allegedly carried out construction work to divert water from the Mhadei basin.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 22:14 IST
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