Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised to release 2 tmc ft. of water after April 1 for the drinking water needs of drought affected areas of North Karnataka.
The assurance was given to a delegation by Karnataka BJP leaders who explained the plight of the people in Belagavi, Bagalkot and other districts in the North Karnataka. The leaders submitted a a request-letter to Mr. Fadnavis at his office in Mumbai on Friday. The leaders had a fruitful discussion for over an hour.
Members of the delegation included former Minister Laxman Savadi, MLA; Rajya Sabha member Prabhakar Kore; Bagalkot MP P.C. Gaddigoudar; Mahantesh M. Kavatagimath, MLC; Raju Kage; Duryodhan Aihole and Sashikala Jolle.
Several villages along the Krishna in these three districts were facing acute drinking water shortage. Plight of both farmers and cattle is miserable and they were undergoing forced-migration leaving the aged and physically disabled to survive on their own.