PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that his government has already issued a notice to the Maharashtra government demanding immediate stoppage to ongoing works on the Virdi dam.
CM Sawant was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a BJP function in the capital.
“Goa govt has already issued a notice to the Maharashtra government to immediately stop the work on Virdi dam. Have also asked for an inquiry as to what permissions and approvals have been taken from them,” said CM Sawant.
He further informed that the letter is ready and it will be going to the Maharashtra state government.
Although the Special Leave Petitions filed by three states are pending before the Supreme Court for the hearing, Maharashtra had commenced the work of the Virdi dam in Dodamarg taluka in Maharashtra.
On August 14, 2018, the Tribunal gave the final award and allocated Maharashtra 1.33 TMC ft of water for in-basin use.
However, Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka have filed special leave petitions before the Supreme court to enhance water share, and the matter is pending the hearing.