Thursday, January 8, 2009

Manmohan Singh assures Goan delegation over Mhadei

The meeting of the Goan delegation with the Prime Minister wasManmohan Singh met with an assurance from Mr Manmohan Singh that the Central government will look into the matter of setting up a tribunal in order to adjudicate the dispute on the Mhadei river water diversion between Goa and Karnataka.

The Chief Minister of Goa Mr Digambar Kamat, who led the all party delegation to the Prime Minister brought to his notice, the various violations by Karnataka, despite orders to stop work on the project by central authorities as well as the Supreme Court.

The gravity of the issue was highlighted by the fact that it was a rare occasion when an all party delegation from Goa consisting members of all political parties from Goa called in unison on the Prime Minister over the vexed issue.

The Chief Secretary Mr JP Singh, water resources Secretary , Chief Engineers and Superintending Engineers of the Water resources dept were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister also met the Union Commerce Minister Mr Kamal Nath to apparently urge him to de-notify the Economic zones in the state.


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