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Goa minister rushes to site of Karnataka's canal construction

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

today rushed to the site where Karnataka, according to the government, is constructing a canal on a tributary of the Mahadeyi river.

The had alleged yesterday that neighbouring Karnataka, disrespecting a Supreme order, had resumed work on a canal at Kankumbi.

"I have left for Kankumbi with my officials to inspect the violations by and take stock of the situation," Palyekar told today.

The has also claimed that it had photographs to prove that the neighbouring state had violated orders.

Manohar Parrikar, who had directed to write a letter to the asking it to stop work, on Wednesday said the ongoing dispute would be fought before the Mahadeyi Water Disputes Tribunal.

Last month, Parrikar had written a letter to stating that Goa would share Mahadeyi river waters with Karnataka for drinking purposes and had expressed willingness to hold bilateral talks.

Parrikar's letter had evoked strong criticism from Opposition ranks.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 15:15 IST