Goa CM writes to PM Modi on interstate river water Mahadayi dispute

| Updated: Jul 20, 2016 01:39 IST

Panaji, July 19 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the permission granted to Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni to represent the state is in larger public and national interest and the outbursts of the disgraced and disgruntled elements ought to be simply ignored in the ongoing interstate river water Mahadayi dispute pending adjudication before tribunal. In the letter, he also requested the Prime Minister to direct the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF) to ensure declaration of at least 10 kilometers of Eco Sensitive Zone in an around Mahadayi wild life sanctuary on Karnataka's side, including in Bhimgad Sanctuary, wherein the river Mahadayi originates. The Chief Minster has drawn the attention of the Prime Minister to the ongoing massive destruction of Western Ghats by neighbouring state of Karnataka and massive violations of Environment Protection Act, Wild life Protection Act. (ANI)