As per the directives of the Mhadei water dispute tribunal Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka have submitted the names of their members who will be on the committee for monitoring the Kalsa work in Kan

BELGAUM: Agitated over the recent Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal’s (MWDT) ruling asking Karnataka to stop the flow of water to Malaprabha at Kankumbi, farmers in north Karnataka have planned a seri

As the chairman of the Mhadei water disputes tribunal has asked them to submit their say through the proper channels, representatives of non-governmental organizations, panchayats and environmental

The district administration is gearing up to crack the whip on illegal sand mining, in the light of reports that the menace had led to the Malaprabha river changing its course.

The task force to curb illegal mining had found it difficult to rein in those extracting sand illegally as they had the tacit support of local politicians and the police. There have been instances of officials trying to put an end to the illegality being issued death threats.

BELGAUM: Undeterred by Goa government’s efforts to seek a stay on the Kalsa-Bandura project, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar on Wednesday said his government will make every effort to complete and implement the water diversion project at the earliest.

He was reacting to a question on the water levels in the Malaprabha River, where Karnataka is seeking to divert water from the controversial Kalsa-Bhandura project.

Kalasa-Banduri nala project envisages diversion of water from canal to Malaprabha

The Kalasa-Banduri Horata Samiti, which is fighting for implementation of the Kalasa-Banduri nala project that envisages diversion of water from the Kalasa and Banduri Nala to Malaprabha river, has decided to meet Goa chief minister Manohar Parikkar and appeal to him to cooperate in completing the project before 2013-end.

Flood in north Karnataka region has claimed two lives.

Full two months into monsoon, water levels at major hydro-electric (power) generation reservoirs in Karnataka have increased substantially.


water feud: Acting on a petition against the Kalasa-Bhandura diversion project, the Karnataka high court has issued show cause notice to the state government and the Union ministry of environment and forests. The project will divert 7,560 million cubic metres of water from river Mandovi to river Malaprabha and displace Kankumbi and Nerse villages, said Paryavarni, a non-profit based in Belgaum