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SC to hear plea of Tamil Nadu against Mekedatu project across Cauvery

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea of government against the nod granted to for preparing a detailed project report for a proposed balancing reservoir-cum-drinking water project at across the

A bench headed by allowed the state's plea which said the permission was in utter disregard of the apex court's February 16 verdict on Cauvery dispute observing that no state can claim "exclusive ownership" of inter-state river water.

On November 22, the (CWC) had allowed to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the construction of the project at across the Cauvery, which has been opposed by both the ruling AIADMK and DMK.

On November 29, the government moved the apex court seeking orders to restrain from preparing the DPR.

The had mentioned in its petition that the state of Karnataka should be restrained from proceeding with the construction of two reservoirs at across or any other new project across the river.

The political parties contend that if the dam was permitted, it would affect farmers who depend on Cauvery waters for irrigation.

The top court, in its Cauvery verdict, had hiked Karnataka's share of water by 14.75 tmcft and reduced Tamil Nadu's quantum by an equal amount in its Cauvery verdict to resolve the decades-old dispute.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 21:55 IST