The 16th meeting of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), held in New Delhi on Friday, skipped the Mekedatu dam issue as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.
They fear that the construction of the dam will submerge most of the holiday spots, including those of Jungle Lodges and Resorts’ Bheemeshwari and Galibore fishing camps.
Stalin said Karnataka has been making efforts to reduce the quantum of Cauvery water being given to TN, and Mekedatu dam was one such move.
CWMA chief SK Haldar said that the Authority would ensure the allocation of water as ordered by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal and the Supreme Court in the best possible way.
The Tamil Nadu government last week moved the Supreme Court with an aim to seek a direction to the CWMA restraining it from holding any discussion on the project at its meeting.
Water Resources minister Durai Murugan requested Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai not to make any further move on the Mekedatu issue until the SC resolves this dispute.
Bommai said the Central Water Commission and Jal Shakthi Ministry had earlier put a condition that a detailed project report on the Mekedatu project has to be approved by CWMA.
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