Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
1-min read

Sharad Pawar Speaks to PM on Maharashtra Floods, Seeks More Discharge from Almatti Dam

Sharad Pawar said he requested Modi over phone to ensure that Karnataka released five lakh cusec water from Almatti dam on the Krishna river the river is in spate in Maharashtra so that floodwaters receded quickly in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.

PTI

Updated:August 9, 2019, 11:46 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Sharad Pawar Speaks to PM on Maharashtra Floods, Seeks More Discharge from Almatti Dam
File photo of NCP president and former Maharashtra CM Sharad Pawar.
Loading...

Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday evening that he sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to ensure that Karnataka discharged enough water from Almatti dam so that floodwaters upstream in Western Maharashtra receded quicker.

Modi assured him that he would speak to chief ministers of both the states, Pawar told PTI.

Floods have ravaged five districts of Western Maharashtra, displacing some 2.85 lakh people.

Pawar said he requested Modi over phone to ensure that Karnataka released five lakh cusec water from Almatti dam on the Krishna river the river is in spate in Maharashtra so that floodwaters receded quickly in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.

The dam is situated downstream in Karnataka.

"Karnataka is not releasing 5 lakh cusec water (as demanded by Maharashtra) and therefore the water level in Sangli remains the same," Pawar said.

According to Maharashtra officials, the discharge from Almatti had increased to 4.5 lakh cusec by Friday evening.

"I requested Modi to intervene so that the situation in Sangli improves," Pawar added.

The flood-hit region was agriculturally important and so it was crucial that the floodwaters receded fast, the former Union agriculture minister said.

"He (Modi) assured he will speak to both the chief ministers," Pawar said.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results