State to go ahead with river diversion scheme

BANGALORE: The Government has said it will go ahead with the execution of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala (tributaries of the Mahadayi river) diversion scheme to serve the drinking water requirements of the people in Hubli-Dharwad, Gadag, Bagalkot and parts of Belgaum districts. In a reply to the former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's allegation that the Government would not be able to execute the project, Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa said the project was kept in abeyance by the Centre following the opposition to it by Goa.

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