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1892 Agreement between Mysore and Madras

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 27, Jul 2021
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  • An Agreement was entered into between the then State of Mysore & Madras (presently State of Karnataka and State of Tamil Nadu) in 1892 with reference to taking up new irrigation works across the rivers, mentioned in Schedules A, B and C of the Annexure to the Agreement.
  • Under Schedule-A, Cauvery river and its tributaries in Karnataka, viz., Hemavathi, Lakshmanthirtha, Kabani, Honhole (or Suvamavati), Yagachi, upto Belur Bridge) are mentioned

Clause III of the Agreement
"When the Mysore Government desires to construct any "New irrigation Reservoir" or any new anicut requiring the previous consent of the Madras Government under the last preceding Rule, the full information regarding the proposed work shall be forwarded to the Madras Government and the consent of that Government shall be obtained previous to the actual commencement of work.

Current Issue

  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has requested the State of Karnataka not to take up Mekedatu project.
  • Current Indian Govt Laws requires States to take permission from Central Water Commission.
  • Tamilnadu Govt has invoked the 1892 Agreement to protest against the Mekedatu project