Devendra Fadnavis Sign pact with Karnataka to avoid 2019 like flood
| Friday | 19th June, 2020
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray should sign an agreement with neighbouring Karnataka to avoid a repeat of flood in part of the state like it happened in August last year.
Fadnavis said, The Maharashtra chief minister should hold an urgent meeting with the Karnataka chief minister and enter into an agreement over discharge of water from the Almatti dam located on the border of both the states."
If water is not released from the Almatti dam in time, it will cause flooding in border areas of Maharashtra such as Kolhapur and Sangli.
"A pact between the two states would benefit both as it would help in keeping water levels in control, the former chief minister said.
It would be better if the chief minster schedules a meeting with the Karnataka chief minister regarding the same (agreement), the Leader of Opposition in the assembly said.