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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…

Mammoth rally in city as prelude to Mekedatu Padayatra
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Mammoth rally in city as prelude to Mekedatu Padayatra

January 3, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: COVID norms went for a toss in city this morning as thousands of Congress leaders and Party workers, led by former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and KPCC President D.K. Shivakumar took out a rally for the implementation of Mekedatu project and also for Party membership drive. The rally commenced after Siddharamaiah and Shivakumar garlanded the…

Prelude to padayatra demanding Mekedatu Project: DKS performs pujas at Talacauvery
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Prelude to padayatra demanding Mekedatu Project: DKS performs pujas at Talacauvery

December 24, 2021

Kushalnagar: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President D.K. Shivakumar (DKS) visited Talacauvery in Kodagu this morning to offer traditional pujas to the birthplace of River Cauvery. Before going to Talacauvery, the Congress leader visited the Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala where he sprinkled the holy water on him as per tradition. He prayed at Sri Bhagandeshwara…

Empty pot protest by farmers demanding implementation of Mekedatu project
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Empty pot protest by farmers demanding implementation of Mekedatu project

August 9, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Demanding implementation of Mekedatu Project, farmers under the banner of State Sugarcane Growers Association staged a protest  by carrying empty pots near Gun House Circle on Saturday.  The farmers expressed anger  against Tamil Nadu Government for objecting Mekedatu Project. Also, the farmers demanded that construction of the dam at Mekedatu in Kanakapura taluk should…

Centre to extend all cooperation to Mekedatu Project
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Centre to extend all cooperation to Mekedatu Project

July 14, 2021

Bengaluru: Brushing aside the Tamil Nadu State Government’s opposition over the implementation of the multi-crore Mekedatu Project, proposed by the Karnataka Government, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has assured that the Centre would extend all co-operation to the project. Speaking to newsmen after chairing a review meeting over the Jaljivan Mission scheme here…

‘Karnataka will complete Mekedatu project’
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‘Karnataka will complete Mekedatu project’

July 7, 2021

Bengaluru: Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (BSY) on Tuesday said that the State Government would go ahead with the Mekedatu drinking water project and there was no question of stopping it. Speaking to media here, he said, “We will implement the Mekedatu project within the legal framework and complete it. We are in a comfortable situation….

JD(S) MLC urges Centre to clear Mekedatu project
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JD(S) MLC urges Centre to clear Mekedatu project

July 7, 2021

To end century-old rift between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu T. Narasipur: JD(S) MLC K.T. Srikantegowda has urged the Union Government to give its nod for the Mekedatu drinking water project in order to bury the hatchet between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu that existed for many decades. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function…

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