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K’taka discusses T's petition on Krishna with Centre

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Bangalore: Karnataka discusses Telangana\'s petition on Krishna with Centre, Karnataka Government on Monday discussed \"precautionary measures\" to be taken in the wake of the Telangana government submitting a formal petition to the Centre to reconstitute Krishna Tribunal to ensure equitable share in distribution of waters to the newly-formed state.

Bangalore: Karnataka Government on Monday discussed "precautionary measures" to be taken in the wake of the Telangana government submitting a formal petition to the Centre to reconstitute Krishna Tribunal to ensure equitable share in distribution of waters to the newly-formed state. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, legal experts, technical experts and principal advisor (water resources) held a meeting to take precautionary steps in the wake of Telangana government's petition, Water Resources Minister M B Patil told reporters here. A Telangana government delegation on July 14 had met Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and asked for reconstitution of the Tribunal to look into fresh reallocation of Krishna river water among the four riparian states - Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The meeting was convened after the Krishna water Dispute Tribunal had issued a notice to Karnataka Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee asking for the state's position on the issue, Patil said. Making Karnataka's stance clear, Patil said there is no question of making any changes in the final decision made by the Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal.

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