Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Goa MLA’s to hold strike in Delhi over Mhadei .

The sub-committee on the Mhadei dispute has sought a more vociferous approach from the Union government to present its case to the centre regarding the adjudication of the Mhadei dispute.

The committee also urged the cabinet ministers, MLA’s and the MP’s to observe a one day token strike before parlaimnent to draw the attention fo the centre to the burning issue that was likely to adversely affect the state if the government of Karnataka goes ahead with its plan of diverting the water from the Mhadei basin.

Goa has been alarmed over news that Karnataka has been speeding up its work on the project. The sub-committee has therefore recommended that the delegation of Goan legislators should demand the immediate appointment of a judicial tribunal in the light of the affidavit filed before the Supreme Court by the Union Ministry for water resources.

The work of diversion of the Mhadei river water is presently underway at Kankumbi northeast of Goa. Diversion of the Mhadei river water could render the Mandovi river in Goa dry and could therefore adversely affect the state.

Hope our elected leaders take up the issue very strongly at the centre keeping political differences aside in the interest of Goa and Goans.

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