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Karnataka CM leads delegation to PM over proposed Mekedatu reservoir, seeks meeting with TN

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A high-level delegation, led by H D Kumaraswamy, met Modi on Monday and requested him to convene a meeting to resolve various issues raised by over a Rs 5,912-crore reservoir to be built on the in

The government has sought the Central Water Commission's clearance of the feasibility report on the proposed reservoir.

But K Palaniswami had recently shot off a letter to the seeking his intervention to stop forthwith further processing of the feasibility report.

"To resolve the matter, we have requested the to call a meeting of chief ministers of both the states," Water Resources Minister D K told reporters after the meeting.

was also part of the delegation.

The delegation also apprised the prime minister about the impact on the recent flood on seven districts of Karnataka and sought relief fund of Rs 1,199 crore. In the meeting, the project and drought-like situation in 17 districts were also discussed.

On the proposed Mekedatu project, had recently said that Karnataka wanted to have friendly relationship with and was ready for discussion on the points raised by it.

He had disagreed with the contention of Tamil Nadu that the state had resorted to "unilateral action" in seeking CWC's clearance to the feasibility report.

Shivakumar said the state had not violated any order of the and the The proposed Mekedatu project does not deplete the committed flow of water to Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka has released 314.40 TMC of water as on August 31 to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state against the stipulated annual delivery of 177.25 TMC as per the judgement, he added.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 15:00 IST