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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…

State should press Centre for Mekedatu project approval
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State should press Centre for Mekedatu project approval

January 18, 2022

Interaction on ‘Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir construction: How far is it beneficial to Mysuru region’ Mysore/Mysuru: Maintaining that the Mekedatu project is beneficial to both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, M. Lakshmana, Chairman of Karnataka State Centre of The Institution of Engineers, said that the there is no point in Tamil Nadu’s objection to the project and…

Discussions on Mekedatu project on Jan. 18
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Discussions on Mekedatu project on Jan. 18

January 17, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: The Institution of Engineers State Committee has organised a discussion on Mekedatu project at Rotary School on JLB Road on Jan. 18 at 11.30 am. Experts, who had worked in various water projects will take part in the discussions and a report on the outcome of the discussions will be submitted to the Government.

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…

Padayatra suspended
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Padayatra suspended

January 13, 2022

Rally turns super-spreader as virus infects several senior Congress party leaders; Foot march to resume from Ramanagara after third wave subsides; Heavy Police bandobust at Ramanagara Bengaluru: The Karnataka Congress this noon decided to postpone its 10-day contentious Mekedatu padayatra, a day after the State Government, pulled up by the High Court, ordered an immediate…

Mekedatu-Bengaluru padayatra: DKS digs heels in, CM likely to crack down
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Mekedatu-Bengaluru padayatra: DKS digs heels in, CM likely to crack down

January 11, 2022

Rally becomes Shivakumar-centric as Congress bigwigs start petering out Bengaluru/Ramanagara: The Karnataka Congress’ padayatra, demanding implementation of Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river, has continued even as FIRs have been registered against nearly 30 of its leaders and others for taking part in it, defying COVID curbs. D.K. Shivakumar (DKS), President, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee…

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…

Supreme Court hearing today
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Supreme Court hearing today

January 11, 2022

New Delhi: In the midst of Congress’ padayatra from Mekedatu to Bengaluru that has generated heat in the State, the Supreme Court (SC) is set to hear Tamil Nadu’s petition on the project today. Tamil Nadu had approached the SC against the order of the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Mekedatu balancing…

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