Mahadayi Project: Goa gets relief

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  • December 19, 2019
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Mahadayi Project: Goa gets relief

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains II- Federalism 

In News

  • Union Environment Ministry kept in suspension its letter issued to Karnataka which had stated no environmental clearance was required for Kalasa Banduri Project.

About Kalasa Banduri project

  • The project involves diverting water from Mahadayi river, the lifeline of Goa, into the Malaprabha river.
  • The Kalasa Banduri project is aimed at providing drinking water to three important districts of north Karnataka — Belagavi, Gadag and Dharwad — which go parched in summer due to acute water scarcity.
  • Mahadayi river originates from a cluster of 30 springs at Bhimgad in the Western Ghats in the Belgaum district of Karnataka. Then it enters Goa and finally drains in Arabian sea.
  • Goa state capital Panaji lies on the banks of Mandovi
  • Mahadayi Water Tribunal (MWT) Award in 2018:Karnataka has been allocated 13.5tmcft of water, Goa has been 24tmcft while Maharashtra has been allocated 1.3tmcft.

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