Bengaluru, Sep 3: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, will meet his Maharashtra Counterpart, Devendra Phadnavis, in Mumbai on Monday and discuss issues relating to inter-state river disputes, including on Krishna as well as on Mahadayi.
Speaking to newsmen, before leaving for Mumbai here on Tuesday, Yediyurappa said “I am going on the invitation extended by the Maharashtra Chief minister, who intends to hold talks on issues relating inter-state water dispute as well as on recent floods”.
Informing that during his meeting, the issue relating to Mahadayi will be discussed in detail, with Maharashtra and Goa being the riparian states, and he would try to find an early solution to the vexed problem. “The issue of long pending Krishna Water sharing issue would also come for debate” he said.
He said “We have already discussed the sharing of water with neighboring states, had been brought to the notice of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. In this next cabinet meeting the Mahadayi as well as Krishna river disputes, which had already adjudicated on the dispute, will be discussed on September 6” Yediyurappa said.
Referring to the release of Central funds for the flood relief works, he said that “Prime minister is coming to Karnataka on Friday and another memorandum would be submitted to him during the occasion”.
The initiatives taken by the state government in addressing the flood situation, would also be brought to the notice of the Prime minister, Yediyurappa said.
“The Center is expected to release adequate funds to provide relief to the flood victims” he added. Home minister Basavaraj Bommai and the Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayana had also accompanied the Chief minister to Maharashtra. (UNI)