The controversy pertaining to the Kalasa Banduri Mahadayi water sharing between Karnatak and Goa has received a protest rally on Sunday in Hubbali where in the Kannada film industry took part in the massive rally.The Kalasa-Banduri Project, proposed by the Karnataka government, aims to divert the water from Kalasa ‘nala’ (Canal) and Banduri ‘nala’ in Mahadayi basin to the Malaprabha River for meeting the drinking water requirement of Hubli-Dharwad. The Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal has rejected Goa government plea to stop work on the Kalasa-Banduri Project. It has ordered Karnataka to plug the vents so as to avoid the automatic flow of flood water from Mahadayi to Malaprabha, thus satisfying both parties.
The rally was flagged off with a pooja at 10 am at Moorusavira Mata playground, then proceeded till Dajibana Pete, Victoria Road, Koppikar Road, Lamington Road and finally reached Sangolli Rayanna and Kittur Chennamma statue. The Mahadayi water project Satyagrahama of farmers in Nargund has entered 60th day on Sunday.
Dr B Saroja Devi, V Ravichandran, Dr Shivarajakumar, Ramesh Aravind, Dr Jayamala, Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhana, Upendra, Darshan, Yash, Ganesh, Puneeth Rajakumar, Shruthi, Ashok, Doddanna, Avinash, Rockline Venkatesh, Srinivasamurthy, Vijaya Raghavendra, Anu Prabhakar, Ninasam Satish, Anirudh, Hema Chaudhary, Dr Sunder Raj, Pramila Joshai, KFCC President Thomas D Souza and committee members, Dr Raj Abhimanigala Sangha President Sa Ra Govindu, Kannada film directors Association MS Ramesh and team took part in the rally on September 13.
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