43 per cent of Goans would be deprived of drinking water if Mhadei is diverted by Karnataka. And the neighbouring state has plans also to divert 12 more rivers flowing to Goa, even in the South. But Goa government and politicians are simply not bothered to approve and implement the State Water Policy. This is what Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan Secretary Rajendra Kerkar says.
While the politics over Mhadei has suddenly started heating up in Goa, Goa365 interviewed veteran environmentalist Rajendra Kerkar, the first one who raised his voice against Karnataka’s ploy to divert Mhadei water to Malparabha river. Why Mhadei issue is so important when Goa has so many rivers?