Karnataka CM meets PM Modi to convene meeting on issues raised by Tamil Nadu
A high-level delegation, led by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and requested him to convene a meeting to resolve various issues raised by Tamil Nadu over an Rs 5,912-crore reservoir to be built on the Cauvery river in Mekedatu.
"To resolve the matter, we have requested the prime minister to call a meeting of chief ministers of both the states," Karnataka Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar told reporters after the meeting.
Shivakumar was also part of the delegation.
The delegation also apprised the prime minister about the impact on the recent flood on seven districts of Karnataka and sought relief fund of Rs 1,199 crore. In the meeting, the Mekedatu project and drought-like situation in 17 districts were also discussed.
Shivakumar said the state had not violated any order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal and the Supreme Court. The proposed Mekedatu project does not deplete the committed flow of water to Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka has released 314.40 TMC of water as on August 31 to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam against the stipulated annual delivery of 177.25 TMC as per the Supreme Court judgment, he added.