Bengaluru: “When it comes to water, land and language issue, all have to stand together. Efforts will be made to made to meet to Prime Minister on Kalasa-Banduri issue,” said CM Siddaramaiah here on Tuesday during Janata Darshan.
Speaking to media persons, CM denied any political difference over the crucial Kalasa-Banduri dispute with Goa and said, “For the first time, all parties have come together to defend the State’s interest over the issue. This has helped the government in convincing Fali S Nariman to file an interim application for interim award from the Justice Panchal Tribunal. There was a growing concern from farmers and agitators to approach PM to hold a meeting with Chief Ministers of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka in this regard,” he said.
“We have sought Rs 3,850 crore compensation from Union government as crops failed due to drought in the state, now we have to wait and watch,” he said.
When questioned about garbage crisis in Bengaluru, CM said that there were problems as agitation was reported from a few sites. Work on processing units have begun and the problem will be solved soon, he said.
He said the arrival of rain has stirred up hopes of the power situation getting better. The State Government will be able to generate an additional 2,300 mega watts of power by March, which will solve the problem to a certain extent.