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Mahadayi row; Kannada outfits call for Karna bandh on Jan 25

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Pro-Kannada outfits have given a call for 'Bandh' on January 25 to press for the intervention of Modi in the Mahadayi river water sharing row between the state and neighbouring

Vatal Nagaraj, of Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha (KCVP), a pro-Kannada outfit, claimed that about 2,000 pro-Kannada outfits had backed the call.

He said the organisations had decided to speak to officers and employees, lorry owners, fuel service stations, education institutions and appeal to them to cooperate in ensuring that the is a success.

The Kannada has already agreed to support the bandh, Nagaraj said.

The Kannada organisations have also decided to show black flag to Modi when he visits on January 28 for the concluding ceremony of BJP's Nava Parivarthana Yatra,a state-wide programme against the

Karnataka has locked horns with over the Mahadayi river sharing issue to supply water for Hubballi and Dharwad towns for drinking water through

Recently, Chief Minister said he would go by the decision taken by the water sharing tribunal.

Earlier he had written to state chief lending his support to resolve the water sharing issue.

Karnataka is seeking release of 7.56 tmcft water by Goa from the for the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project, being undertaken to improve the drinking water supply to Hubballi-Dharwad and districts of Belagavi and Gadag in the northern region.

The Kalasa-Banduri Nala (diversion) project involves building barrages across Kalasa and Banduri, tributaries of Mahadayi River, to divert 7.56 tmcft to the Malaprabha river which supplies drinking water needs of the region.

On December 27 last year, a was observed in five north Karnataka districts over the same issue following a call by groups.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 21:55 IST