Karnataka to press Centre to expedite setting up of Tribunal
Karnataka government on Wednesday informed the Legislative Council that it would press the Centre for early constitution of Tribunal to adjudicate the sharing of surplus Krishna river water among the three riparian states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The state has also urged the Centre to direct Andhra Pradesh to stop work on "illegal" projects like Telugu Ganga, Srisailam and Pulichintala being executed by the state to utilise surplus waters beyond its share, Karnataka Water Resources Minister H K Patil said, replying to a question raised by G Madhusudan on behalf of Ramachandragowda (BJP).
"We expect the Centre to respond to the pleas of the state on the sensitive issue of river water sharing," he said.
The state would request the Central Water Commission to direct Maharashtra to ensure flow of water to Bheema river, he said.