Karnataka will implement the Mekedatu venture throughout river Cauvery, and folks of the state shouldn’t have any doubts about it, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa asserted on Tuesday.
“Things are favourable for us in this regard, there is no question of halting it for any reasons. We will implement the Mekedatu project within the legal framework and complete it, no one can stop it,” Mr Yediyurappa stated in response to a query.
Addressing reporters right here, he stated, “I had requested the Chief Minister (of Tamil Nadu) for doing it (implementing the project) in a friendly manner, as it will benefit both states, but for some reasons he did not respond properly, but still we will implement the Mekedatu project, let people of the state have no doubt about it.”
State’s Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai too on Monday had stated that Karnataka will proceed its authorized battle on the subject of implementation of Mekedatu venture, as Yediyurappa’s letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart urging him to not object to it, didn’t elicit a constructive response.
Mr Yediyurappa had on Saturday written to his Tamil Nadu counterpart MK Stalin urging him to not oppose the Mekedatu venture in the appropriate spirit and provided to carry a bilateral assembly to handle any points.
In response, Stalin on Sunday urged Mr Yediyurappa to not pursue the Mekedatu venture, as he rejected Karnataka’s stand that implementation of the venture wouldn’t have an effect on the pursuits of Tamil Nadu farmers.
Karnataka has maintained that the venture will profit each states as the excess water saved might be managed between the 2 in the course of the misery yr, and its implementation will by no means have an effect on the pursuits of the farming communities of Tamil Nadu.
While Tamil Nadu is of the view that the venture would “impound and divert” the uncontrolled water circulation resulting from Tamil Nadu from Kabini sub- basin, the catchment space beneath Krishnarajasagara, and in addition from Simsha, Arkavathy and Suvarnavathi sub-basins moreover different small streams.
Mekedatu is a multipurpose (ingesting and energy) venture, which includes constructing a balancing reservoir, close to Kanakapura in Ramanagara district.
The venture as soon as accomplished is aimed toward guaranteeing ingesting water to Bengaluru and neighbouring areas (4.75 TMC) and in addition can generate 400 MW energy, and the estimated value of the venture is Rs 9,000 crore.
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