PANAJI: The Supreme Court will now hear the Mhadei petitions filed by the Goa government on January 10.
Last month the case was listed but it never came up for hearing.
Goa has filed two contempt petitions against the Karnataka government for illegally diverting Mhadei river water.
As per the daily cause list, the matter will come up for hearing before Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Datta in Court No 2.
Besides the two contempt petitions filed by the Goa government in 2018 and 2019, the Apex Court will also hear the applications filed by the Karnataka and Maharashtra governments.
The Goa government has also filed a special leave petition (SLP) challenging the Mhadei Disputes Tribunal’s award over allocation of water by three riparian States.
The matter was earlier twice listed for hearing for two consecutive days — first in the last week of November and again in the first week of December last year. But it did not come up for hearing and was posted for hearing after Christmas and winter vacation.
The SLP filed by the Goa government in July 2019 was last heard in July last year. Goa government has challenged the decision of the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal (MWDT) granting Karnataka 13.42 tmc (thousand million cubic feet) of water for its Kalasa-Bhandura drinking water-cum-irrigation project. The Tribunal Award was announced on August 14, 2018.