Mahadayi project cost skyrockets by 1,674% since inception
Part of: GS Prelims –Polity and GS-II- river dispute
- Kalasa-Banduri Nala project in the Mahadayi basin drags on over the inter-State river water dispute, the cost over the last 20 years has risen steeply from about ₹94 crore in 2000 to ₹1,677.30 crore now.
From Prelims Point Of View
Kalasa-Banduri Nala Project
- Undertaken by the Government of Karnataka to improve drinking water supply to the three districts of Belagavi, Dharwad, and Gadag.
- Involves building across Kalasa and Banduri, two tributaries of the Mahadayi river to divert water to the Malaprabha river.
- Malaprabha river supplies the drinking water to Dharwad, Belgaum, and Gadag districts.
- The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal was set up in 2010. Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra
- The west-flowing river
- originates in Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary (Western Ghats), Belagavi Karnataka.
- Called as Mandovi in Goa.
- Joined by a number of streams to form the Mandovi which is one of two major rivers (the other one is Zuari river) that flows through Goa.