Karnataka legislature session to commence from November 21 at Belagavi

Last month, tension had gripped most parts of northern Karnataka after Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal rejected the state's plea citing various grounds, including ecological damage that the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project may cause.

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Published:October 19, 2016 4:38 pm
Last month, tension had gripped most parts of northern  Karnataka after Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal rejected the state's plea citing various grounds, including ecological  damage that the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project may cause. The protests turned violent on July 28 during which government offices were attacked and public property was damaged.

The winter session of Karnataka legislature will commence on November 21 and is likely to end on December 2, it was officially announced on Wednesday. Announcing the schedule after a cabinet meeting here, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said the session would deliberate issues, including Mahadayi water dispute affecting North Karnataka region.

The Kalasa-Banduri Nala (diversion) project, which will  utilise 7.56 tmcft of water from the inter-state Mahadayi  river, is being undertaken by Karnataka to improve drinking  water supply to the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad and the  districts of Belagavi and Gadag.

Last month, tension had gripped most parts of northern  Karnataka after Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal rejected the state’s plea citing various grounds, including ecological  damage that the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project may cause.

The protests turned violent on July 28 during which  government offices were attacked and public property was  damaged.

A state-wide bandh was also observed on July 30.