NIH Roorkee to study salinity in Goa's Mhadei river: Centre
Panaji, Aug 6 : The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti has appointed the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee to study the salinity in Goa's Mhadei river, according to Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Sawant in March this year, had written to Shekhawat, requesting the Union Jal Shakti Ministry to give the Goa government an opportunity to plead its case against a series of dam projects proposed by the Karnataka government across the Mhadei, an inter-state river which spans across Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Karnataka's proposal is currently being examined by the Union Ministry.
In its letter to the Union Ministry in March, Sawant had said that the dams were intended to divert water from the Mhadei river into the depleted basin of the Malaprabha river (also in Karnataka).
The diversion, Sawant had said, would lead to increased salinity in the Mhadei river and also caused "ecological devastation" in the state.
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