Published on: February 26, 2022

MAHADAYI RIVER

MAHADAYI RIVER

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Karnataka govt gives nod for Mahadayi hydro power project

Taylorsville MAHADAYI RIVER

  • West-flowing river
  • Originates in Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary (Western Ghats), Belagavi district of Karnataka
  • Rain-fed river
  • Called Mandovi in Goa
  • Travels 35 km in Karnataka; 82 km in Goa before joining the Arabian Sea

KALASA-BANDURI NALA PROJECT

  • Undertaken by the Government of Karnataka
  • Improve drinking water supply to the three districts of Belagavi, Dharwad, and Gadag.
  • Building across Kalasa and Banduri, two tributaries of the Mahadayi river to divert water to the Malaprabha river.
  • Malaprabha river supplies the drinking water to Dharwad, Belgaum, and Gadag districts.
  • Kalasa-Banduri project was planned in 1989; Goa raised an objection to it.
  • The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal was set up in 2010. Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra are parties to the tribunal.