The State government had declared the Cauvery Delta region as a Protected Agricultural Zone as per the Tamil Nadu Protected Agricultural Zone Development Act, 2020.
Duraimurugan who piloted the resolution accused Karnataka of posing problems to TN for decades and said the decision to proceed with the dam project "disrespecting' the SC verdict is reprehensible.
The only thing required is to enhance the carrying capacity of the existing canals from the Polavaram project and other projects to be linked, says Y Nagendranath, a farmer leader.
Accusing the grand old party of not doing anything for the implementation of the project while in power, he said, it had no moral right to stage a protest now.
Party leaders and workers chanted slogans as they set out on the padayatra, which they had been forced to abandon on January 13, after being pulled up by the courts over concerns of Covid-19 spread.
Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai sat on a dharna against the project, while CT Ravi, BJP national general secretary, supported him, Siddaramaiah said.
Earlier, a video of KPCC president DK Shivakumar stumbling while performing a pooja in the Cauvery river went viral on social networking sites with BJP trolling him.
The lake shares its borders with seven villages near Thottiyam and is hardly seven kilometers from Mayanur barrage on Cauvery River.
Stop canal water theft by private lift irrigation projects: Farmers in Tamil Nadu's Namakkal district
District Collector Shreya P Singh noted that finding the pipelines that are used to pump water from canals to the wells of lift irrigation projects was difficult.
The Karnataka tourism department is keen to poularise it on the lines of Hoganekal falls and even to share its tourism footfall among other places.
Just before the heavy rains started this month, Karnataka was facing a difficult water position as the Kabini and KRS reservoirs had not received sufficient inflows.
Water samples have been taken to ascertain the level of contamination to initiate action
Although several studies in the past have shown the deteriorating quality of Cauvery water, this is the first time a study has quantified the concentration of pharma contaminants.
Deputy Commissioner Ashwathi and other officials took part in the rituals, held for two to three hours.
He said the rich lands of Coorg and Malnad should not flow down with water, the water should sink into the soil.