Written by Smita Nair
| Panaji |
Published: January 14, 2018 3:22 am

Goa Water Minister Vinod Palienkar (File)

Using an expletive for the people of Karnataka, Goa Water Minister Vinod Palienkar on Saturday accused the neighbouring state of stopping the flow of water in Mahadeyi river, which comes to Goa, and diverting it towards Karnataka. On his return from the area where Goa claims the neighbouring state is constructing a canal on a tributary of the Mahadeyi, the minister said he has photographs of the site, which the Goa government plans to share with the Mahadeyi Water Tribunal, where the contentious river water-sharing issue is being heard.

Palienkar also confirmed that the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa has taken up the issue with Karnataka after finding work on canals is going strong. The area in…

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