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What is the Mekedatu dispute between Tamilnadu & Karnataka?

What is the Mekedatu dispute between Tamilnadu & Karnataka?
What is the Mekedatu dispute between Tamilnadu & Karnataka?

Reports added the centre’s nod to proceed with Mekedatu reservoir project has been met with much criticism from the Tamilnadu government. Previously on Tuesday, following the centre’s approval for the project, state Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that the project would prove to be a hindrance to the livelihood of several farmers who depend on the Cauvery river water.

Accordingly CM’s letter stated “The Central Water Commission without considering the genuine and justifiable objections of Tamilnadu has given permission to Karnataka to prepare the Detailed Project Report for the Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir cum Drinking Water Project and the action of the Central Water Commission has caused great alarm and apprehension among the people of Tamilnadu as it will affect the livelihood of lakhs of farmers who depend on Cauvery water”.

What is the Mekedatu dispute between Tamilnadu & Karnataka?

Previously Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan, too had expressed his displeasure with the approval for the Mekedatu project stating that, “We cannot permit the building of the Mekedatu reservoir, which will impact many people in Tamilnadu.”

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