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The balance cost of irrigation component of the project was `7,158.53 crore as on April 1, 2014, as per the approved cost.
He urged the Union minister to expedite approval of revised cost estimates and arrange the immediate release of funds for reimbursement of balance expenditure of Rs 3,722.04 crore.
The Central Water Commission may show the revised cost estimates to the Union Ministry of Water Resources where a committee meeting will decide the clearance.
The TN law minister urged Karnataka Water Resources Minister not to proceed in any manner with the preparation of a DPR for Mekedatu Project or take up any construction activities in Cauvery Basin.
A resolution to this effect moved by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was unanimously adopted by the House.
The officials said that the construction of the upper and lower cofferdams would take 150 days and 119 days respectively.
The reservoir will store only excess water after releasing Tamil Nadu’s share during copious rains, which otherwise will drain into Bay of Bengal.
The cost estimates of the national project had escalated from Rs 16,010 crore in 2010 to Rs 58,300 crore as per the 2014 rates.
The officials informed that 11 designs were pending with the Central Water Commission including four spillway and spill channel, four Earth-cum-rock fill- dam and Earth Dam and three designs of gates.
Another meeting is likely to be held on November 12 to take the discussions forward.
The plan will be prepared by the Water Resources Department and KSEB after considering the inflow to dams, present conditions and weather forecast.
The CWC contention that a dam should be built on the Achankovil River as it cannot hold the rain water is an indirect move to implement the Vaippar river linking project, he said.
The new policy will come under the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and the World Bank-supported Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Plan (DRIP) and both will be overseen by the Central Water Commission.
The sources said that the report is based on analysis of dam-related data generated during the period of heavy rainfall.
In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, Palaniswami requested the PM to ask the Union Water Resources Ministry to stop Karnataka from processing the feasibility report on building the dam across the Cauvery.