The final verdict by the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal is relied upon to be delivered next month.
Given the long-standing agitation by the drought-stricken people of North Karnataka, the state government is expecting favorable verdict for sharing of Mahadayi waters with Goa.
Addressing correspondents in Bengaluru on Wednesday, July 25, Karnataka’s Water Resources minister D K Shivakumar said the state government has given all records, including photos on utilizing water by Goa, to the court to look for justice in water sharing.
In the meantime, the Goa government has chosen to move the Tribunal against Karnataka’s asserted demonstration of redirecting the Mahadayi river water to its Malaprabha basin.
A group of authorities from Goa visited Karnataka’s Kanakumbi village, situated in the Malaprabha basin on Monday and affirmed that the Mahadayi river water was being redirected, Goa’s Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar said in Goa on July 23.
However, Shivakumar said the state government would battle the fight with neighboring Goa within legal limits. The state government is hoping to get justice from the court in one month, he said.