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Karnataka claimed that a pre-feasibility report was already forwarded to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, but no comments were received from the co-basin States.
Centre said any further approval would be subject to Karnataka resolving inter-state matters amicably with co-Basin States of Cauvery basin.
The State government has constantly taken several steps to oppose the Mekedatu project, elaborated Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in response to MK Stalin, DMK President.
Members of the AIADMK and DMK, which are bitter political rivals in Tamil Nadu, walked out of the House after making separate submissions.
The issue was discussed in detail by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in a meeting with Union Water Resources and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday here.
Today, four petitions including the three filed by Tamil Nadu State and one by Puducherry union territory on Mekedatu issue came up for hearing before the apex court.
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.
The project was proposed purely to provide drinking water to Ramanagaram and Bengaluru districts, and not a single acre will be irrigated with this water.
After three hours of argument, CWMA chairman gave preliminary approval for Karnataka to prepare Detailed Project Report, refused to withdraw the permission.
The petition sought a stay on the operation of approval given by Central Water Commission on November 22 to Cauvery Neervari Nigam, Bengaluru, to prepare a Detailed Project Report.
The government should go ahead with the project including preparation and submission of Detailed Project Report, besides starting construction works, he said in a statement here.
The chief minister urged prime minister Modi to instruct the CWC to forthwith withdraw the permission given to Karnataka as it is in violation of Cauvery Tribunal final award.
Mekedatu dam project was being considered by Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) in its meeting scheduled on December 3 before which the TN government is likely to take legal recourse.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that the Tamil Nadu government was firm on the decision to not allow Mekedatu dam on the Cauvery and there was no change in that position.