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Karnataka government  submits Mekedatu DPR to Centre
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Karnataka government submits Mekedatu DPR to Centre

Total project cost will be Rs. 5,900 crore Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Mekedatu project to Central Water Commission (CWC) on taking up the Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir and drinking water project in the Cauvery Basin.  As per the DPR, the total project cost will be Rs. 5,900 crore,…

Mekedatu drinking water project row: Gadkari to call a meeting between Karnataka & TN CMs
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Mekedatu drinking water project row: Gadkari to call a meeting between Karnataka & TN CMs

New Delhi:  Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari will convene a meeting of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers on the implementation of the controversial Cauvery river project at Mekedatu for drinking water supply, said an official. “Gadkari conveyed the decision on the proposed meeting to Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy when they met…

Mekedatu project: SC seeks response from Centre, Karnataka
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Mekedatu project: SC seeks response from Centre, Karnataka

New Delhi: In a setback to Tamil Nadu on Mekedatu Dam issue, the Supreme Court yesterday refused to stay the permission given to Karnataka for preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to construct a new dam on Cauvery River and directed the Central Water Commission (CWC) to file its response in four weeks. A Bench…

Mekedatu: Tamil Nadu rules out talks with Karnataka
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Mekedatu: Tamil Nadu rules out talks with Karnataka

Chennai:  The Tamil Nadu government yesterday turned down the Karnataka government’s offer for talks on the contentious proposal for a dam project across the Cauvery at Mekedatu, citing the proceedings in the Supreme Court over the issue and contending that it was sub judice. Tamil Nadu Law Minister C.V. Shanmugam said this in response to…

Mekedatu: ‘Centre must mediate’
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Mekedatu: ‘Centre must mediate’

Mekedatu : Minister for Water Resources D.K. Shivakumar  (DKS) has expressed surprise over Tamil Nadu (TN) calling for a Special Legislature Session over Mekedatu drinking water project taken up within Karnataka and said that the riparian State should realise the benefits as it was not an irrigation project. The Minister, who inspected the project site along…

Mekedatu project to submerge historic Shimsha Power Station
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Mekedatu project to submerge historic Shimsha Power Station

Mekedatu: The Shimshapura Power Generating Station (Shimsha Power Plant or Sir K. Seshadri Iyer Power Station) that has been continuously supplying electricity to Bengaluru and other parts of the State for the last 80 years, is facing the threat of submersion if the ambitious Mekedatu project is implemented. The Power Station was set up by…

Mekedatu project: Minister DKS to conduct spot inspection on Dec.7
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Mekedatu project: Minister DKS to conduct spot inspection on Dec.7

Bengaluru: The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the ambitious multi-purpose Mekedatu project across River Cauvery near Kanakapura is expected to be completed in the next six to nine months, and the associated studies are expected to be conducted simultaneously. The Central Water Commission (CWC) recently gave in-principle clearance to Karnataka to submit DPR for the…

CM holds meeting with legal experts on Mekedatu project
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CM holds meeting with legal experts on Mekedatu project

Bengaluru: With Tamil Nadu filing an urgent application in the Supreme Court seeking to stay the permission given by the Central Water Commission (CWC) to Karnataka for going ahead with the preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir-cum-Drinking Water project, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy held a meeting with legal and irrigation…

Mekedatu project: State to hold meeting with former CMs on Dec.6
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Mekedatu project: State to hold meeting with former CMs on Dec.6

Bengaluru:  With the Central Water Commission (CWC) giving in-principle approval to  Karnataka for Mekedatu project, the State Government will hold a meeting with former Chief Ministers of the State. Speaking to press persons here yesterday, Water Resources Minister D.K. Shivakumar said that the State Government will hold a meeting with all former Chief Ministers at…

CWC gives in-principle nod to State to take up DPR for Mekedatu project
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CWC gives in-principle nod to State to take up DPR for Mekedatu project

Bengaluru:  Locked in confrontation with Tamil Nadu over utilisation of Cauvery waters, Karnataka heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday with the Central Water Commission (CWC) approving the Rs.5,912 crore Mekedatu Multi-purpose Project across the Cauvery that envisages supply of drinking water to Bengaluru and Ramanagaram districts, besides generation of power. The CWC has now…

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