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KTK minister seeks appointment with TN CM to discuss Mekedatu

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

D K Shivakumar has sought an appointment with Tamil Nadu Chief K Palaniswami to discuss the proposed project and reach an

"The government desires to have an Itappears that some misconceptions about the proposed project have occurred in government's and people's mind though actual reality of the project is different," he said in a letter to Palaniswami.

"In view of this, I hereby seek your appointment to present the project details and also have discussion as indicated above at your convenient time," he added.

Shivakumar said the project would help in regulatingjudicious release of water so that excess water is not allowedto flow from the into the sea needlessly as has hadhappened this year.

Shivakumar, who also spoke to reporters, said the project was being considered for the state's power needs, not for irrigation.

He also urged not to politicise the issue.

The recently allowed Karnataka to prepare a Detailed Project Report for the construction of a balancing reservoir-cum-drinking water project at across the Cauvery, which has been opposed by both the ruling AIADMK and DMK.

The Wednesday has agreed to hear next week aplea of government against the nod granted toKarnataka for preparing the DPR.

Political parties in Tamil Nadu contend that if the dam was permitted, it would affect Tamil Nadu farmers who depend on Cauvery waters for irrigation.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:11 IST