Activists and political representatives who met Union minister for environment, forests and climate change Prakash Javadekar to highlight their concerns regarding the diversion of water from the Mhadei river basin, came away unimpressed after he reportedly said he was unaware of Karnataka’s hydroelectric project and the case filed by Goa Forward Party (GFP) before the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
At the meeting, activists showed documentary evidence to the Union minister to prove that Goa would suffer immensely if the diversion of water from the Mhadei river basin is allowed. “The shocking thing is that the Karnataka documents show clear-cut that this is a hydroelectric project. We have shown this to the minister, and he told us that he never knew this,” said GFP vice-president Durgadas Kamat.
Kamat, who questioned the absence of the MoEF lawyer at the NGT hearing, said that Javadekar was unaware about the case filed by GFP before the tribunal. Read More
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