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Mahadayi project cost skyrockets by 1,674% since inception

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  • February 27, 2020
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Mahadayi project cost skyrockets by 1,674% since inception

Part of: GS Prelims –Polity and GS-II- river dispute 

In news:

  • 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

Mahadayi :

  • 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.
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