The Mahadayi water disputes tribunal, headed by Justice J M Panchal, on Thursday suggested that the chief ministers of Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra attempt to arrive at an amicable settlement to the water dispute.
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The tribunal said that "in the spirit of brotherhood in a federal system", an amicable solution could be worked out.
Counsel for Karnataka Mohan Katarki, while welcoming the suggestion, said that he would convey the tribunal's suggestion to Chief Minister Siddarmaiah.
The Counsels for Goa and Maharashtra, too, agreed to convey the same to their respective chief ministers.
The tribunal had in July rejected Karnataka's plea seeking to use 7 tmc of water for the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project.
Karnataka witnessed widespread protests following the interim order. Following an all-party meeting, Karnataka moved the Supreme Court against the tribunal order.