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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.
He had also sought a directive for judicial inquiry on the events that led to the recent floods.
Earlier, the Government had decided to submit a 500-page interim application to the tribunal before its scheduled hearing.
The purpose of EAP is to identify emergency situations that could threaten dam and to plan effective response to prevent failure of the dam and warn downstream residents of impending danger.
Water Resources Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar said that the Central Water Commission (CWC) sought a few more details from the State government regarding the revised cost
Even though 56.9 per cent of the physical work of the national project has been completed till date, the officials are yet to conclude the designing part of some of the components.
The cost escalation committee of the CWC reportedly discussed all the submissions made by the State government supporting the drastic escalation of the project cost.
Water Resources Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that he had requested Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to convene a meeting of the officials from Central Water Commission.