Chief Minister Digambar Kamat disclosed that the Centre will issue the notification setting up the Mhadei Water Tribunal by Friday 19th November.
He said the Union Government’s counsel assured the Supreme Court when it took up the matter on Monday that the Tribunal would be announced by 19th November. The Supreme Court is slated to hear this matter next on 22nd November.
It may be recalled that the Supreme Court had recommended three names to the Union Government with regard to the formation of the tribunal and this was announced in the Goa Legislative Assembly by Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues.
Goa has protested against Karnataka’s proposal to divert the water from Mhadei basin to the Malaprabha region on grounds that it will adversely effect the flow of water to Goa’s lifelines the Mandori and Zuari rivers.