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Mekedatu Drinking Water Project: Karnataka Assembly passes resolution condemning Tamil Nadu’s stand on the project
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Mekedatu Drinking Water Project: Karnataka Assembly passes resolution condemning Tamil Nadu’s stand on the project

March 25, 2022

Bengaluru: In retaliation to the Tamil Nadu’s (TN) Assembly resolution opposing Mekedatu Drinking Water Project along Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border,  the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the TN resolution and reiterated that the State Government is committed to implement the project. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai presented the resolution in the Assembly…

TN uses Mekedatu row to score points: Bommai
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TN uses Mekedatu row to score points: Bommai

March 23, 2022

Bengaluru: Vehemently condemning the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution against the Mekedatu project, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday alleged that the neighbouring State has been using the Cauvery water dispute as a political tool to score brownie points. “The resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly is illegal and it is merely being used to…

Congress resumes Mekedatu padayatra
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Congress resumes Mekedatu padayatra

February 27, 2022

Bengaluru: The Opposition Congress resumed its truncated 170-kilometre padayatra this morning to put pressure on the Karnataka Government to implement the Mekedatu balancing reservoir project to cater to the drinking water requirements of Bengaluru and surrounding areas. The Namma Neeru Namma Hakku padayatra, which began at Kanakapura Circle in Ramanagara town at around 9.30 am…

Mekedatu project discussion does not take place at CWMA
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Mekedatu project discussion does not take place at CWMA

February 4, 2022

‘Lack of consensus among Karnataka and Tamil Nadu’ New Delhi: Discussion on the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Mekedatu balancing reservoir-cum-drinking water project was included as an agenda item during various meetings of Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA). However, the discussion on this issue could not take place due to lack of consensus among…

Mekedatu project implementation: Vatal Nagaraj accuses political parties of enacting drama
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Mekedatu project implementation: Vatal Nagaraj accuses political parties of enacting drama

January 25, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: Accusing all the political parties of enacting a drama over Mekedatu and Mahadayi water projects, Kannada Chaluvali leader Vatal Nagaraj urged all the elected representatives of the political parties to quit their positions and take to the streets for implementation of the water projects. He was speaking to press persons after staging a demonstration…

Mekedatu reservoir project disastrous: Medha Patkar
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Mekedatu reservoir project disastrous: Medha Patkar

January 16, 2022

Big projects always in favour of politicians, investors and contractors, not common man Bengaluru: Social activist Medha Patkar has expressed concern that the proposed Mekedatu balancing reservoir project could seriously affect biodiversity as well as River Cauvery. Patkar, who was in Bengaluru to take part in a programme organised by the Karnataka Nela Jala Parisara…

Anti-Mekedatu rally under Medha Patkar on Jan. 14
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Anti-Mekedatu rally under Medha Patkar on Jan. 14

January 11, 2022

Bengaluru: A section of activists and others have planned to hold a protest against the proposal to construct Mekedatu project, adding to the complications of an already contentious issue. Noted activist Medha Patkar is expected to be part of the protests on Jan. 14, according to people aware of the developments. Activists and environmentalists claim…

Congress launches 170-km Mekedatu march for water
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Congress launches 170-km Mekedatu march for water

January 9, 2022

D.K. Shivakumar takes a dip in Cauvery, offers puja and carries padayatra flag in a coracle Bengaluru: Despite an alarming spike in COVID-19 and Omicron cases in the State and threats of disruption by the Government owing to stringent weekend curfew rules, the Congress this morning launched its 11-day padayatra seeking early implementation of Mekedatu…

BJP and JD(S) are scared of Mekedatu Padayatra: Siddu
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BJP and JD(S) are scared of Mekedatu Padayatra: Siddu

January 4, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: Asserting that BJP and the JD(S) are scared of the Mekedatu padayatra being taken out by the Congress, Opposition leader and former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah said both the parties are targeting the Congress out of fear of rising popularity of the Congress.  He was speaking at the Congress Membership Drive and Mekedatu Janandolana Rally…

Show of strength only for Mekedatu Project: DKS
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Show of strength only for Mekedatu Project: DKS

January 4, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: Accusing the BJP of trying to stall the Congress party’s Mekedatu padayatra, KPCC President D.K. Shivakumar (DKS) asserted that the padayatra would not stop, come what may. Addressing the Party’s Janandolana Meet and Membership Drive at Congress Bhavan near the City Railway Station yesterday, Shivakumar said the Congress will be taking out the 10-day…

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