Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday announced at Jatt town in neighbouring Sangli district of Maharashtra that water from Karnataka will be provided to the people of the region for drinking and irrigation purposes. Constant feuds on water have been going on between Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Addressing a BJP rally ahead of the Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Shah said a project has been in the offing to get water to parts of Jatt from Karnataka. Shah said that water from Tubchi-Bableshwar lift irrigation project in Vijayapura will be released to Maharashtra and that already Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has held discussions with his Karnataka counterpart B S Yediyurappa. Shah assured that the Centre will also take steps to ensure that water is provided to the people on the border in Maharashtra.