June 1, 2023

BS Yediyurappa held a high-level assembly with Maharashtra Water Resource Minister to resolve the difficulty.


Karnataka and Maharashtra on Saturday determined to have higher coordination and communication concerning flood administration and water provide within the drought-hit areas of each the states.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and state Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai held a high-level assembly with Maharashtra Water Resource Minister Jayant Patil in Bengaluru to resolve the water-related points between the 2 states.

Addressing reporters after the meet, Mr Yediyurappa mentioned each the states have agreed to share real-time information on rainfall and water launch from reservoirs each in Krishna and Bhima basin with the intention to handle the floods successfully.

“We discussed various issues regarding flood management in Krishna and Bheema river basins. It was decided to have better coordination and communication between two states at ministerial level,
Secretaries level and at the field level,” the CM mentioned.

It was resolved {that a} technical group will work in direction of getting 4 TMC water from Maharashtra and in return launch water to the drought-hit areas of the western state, the Chief Minister mentioned.

The two states additionally agreed to finish the Dudhganga dam venture on the earliest and Maharashtra may even fund it.

“Maharashtra will also supply enough funds for the completion of Dudhganga dam,” Mr Patil mentioned within the press convention.

Pointing to the scarcity of water throughout April and May within the Krishna basin area, Mr Bommai mentioned since 2013, Maharashtra has been charging cash for the discharge of water to the state.

However, it has been agreed upon that Karnataka won’t pay however will provide water to the drought-hit Jath taluk of Maharashtra in the course of the wet season.

For the previous three years, the state has been witnessing flood in Krishna and Bhima rivers following downpour in its catchment areas in Maharashtra.

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