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Reject K'taka’s Mekedatu dam project report: CM

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu leader minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the Union ministry of water resources and Central Water Commission to reject and go back Karnataka’s detailed undertaking file for the Mekedatu balancing reservoir cum consuming water undertaking proposed around the Cauvery river.

He stated it was once a violation of the Supreme Court order. Palaniswami reminded Modi of an software filed by means of his executive earlier than the Supreme Court on November 30 to direct the commission to withdraw the permission granted to Karnataka for preparation of the file.

“The matter is already earlier than the Supreme Court. Lakhs and lakhs of farmers in Tamil Nadu dependent at the Cauvery water are agitated that they will be deprived of their due percentage of water as per the judgment of the court docket in February final year if Mekedatu undertaking or this type of undertaking is taken up in the Cauvery basin by means of upper riparian states,” the CM stated.

Karnataka submitted its report to the commission on January 18, two months after you have cross ahead clearance for the learn about. The Tamil Nadu executive has been many times conveying its robust objections to the Centre since September, challenging withdrawal of permission given by means of the commission to arrange the file. Palaniswami also reiterated the state’s call for in the memoranda introduced to Modi in October and November.

Karnataka informed the court docket on January 21 that it had furnished the report to the commission and asked additional clearances for the undertaking. “The unilateral motion of Karnataka proposing to construct a new reservoir at Mekedatu for the detailed undertaking file is presented to the commission is a clear violation of the judgment of the Supreme Court,” Palaniswami stated.

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