New Delhi, Aug 14: The Mahadayi River Water Tribunal ruled that Karnataka will get 13.5 TMC feet of water from the river.
The tribunal has allocated 5.5 TMC feet water to the Mumbai-Karnataka region for drinking purposes, 8.2 TMC for power generation, 1.12 TMC and 2.18 TMC for Kalasa and Banduri streams, respectively.
However, protests erupted in Belagavi after Farmers Association opposed the Mahadayi verdict.
KPPC President, Dinesh Gundu Rao said, " We are partially happy with the tribunal's verdict.'
Karnataka had locked horns with neighbouring Goa on sharing Mahadayi River water. Karnataka was seeking the release of 7.56 tmcft water for the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project. It is being undertaken to improve drinking water supply to the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad and districts of Belagavi and Gadag.
The project involves building barrages across Kalasa and Banduri, tributaries of Mahadayi river, to divert 7.56 tmc ft water of to Malaprabha which meets drinking water needs of the region.