Centre delaying issuing notification for Mahadayi works, says Kulkarni
The State government cannot execute the works for utilising the State’s share of the Mahadayi as the Centre is delaying issuing the gazette notification, said the Congress candidate for Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency, Vinay Kulkarni.
Speaking at a ‘meet-the-press’ programme, organised by the Dharwad District Union of Working Journalists, here on Saturday, Mr. Kulkarni said that the State government was ready to execute the works to utilise its share of the 7.5 tmcft allocated by the Mahadayi Tribunal in its final accord.
However, the Centre has not yet issued the gazette notification and that has come in the way of executing the works, he said.
To a query regarding the State government filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against the tribunal’s verdict, Mr. Kulkarni said that State went for the appeal as the tribunal allocated 7.5 tmcft of water against its demand for 27 tmcft.