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Tamil Nadu CM says his govt will continue to fight for state's rights on Cauvery waters

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 19, Jun 2022
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has said his government will continue to fight for the state's rights on the Cauvery waters as it is the lifeline for the farmers of the Delta districts. In a statement in Chennai yesterday, he said an all-party team led by the state Irrigation Minister Durai Murugan will meet the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi to prevent Karnataka from building the proposed new dam across the interstate river at Mekedatu.

The Chief Minister said, the fight for the state’s rights on Cauvery will continue in the Supreme Court as well. He said the proposed new dam is Karnataka’s yet another effort to curtail the flow of water to Tamil Nadu and to deny its due share of water. Referring to the statement by the Cauvery Water Management Authority chairperson that the authority will discuss the Mekedatu project in its next sitting, Mr Stalin said the issue is pending before the apex court, and the scope of the authority to discuss any new project across the river is also challenged. Pointing to the Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s statement that he visited Delhi to exert pressure on the Centre to allow the contentious project, Mr Stalin said, the Centre should not bow down to any pressure but uphold the federal principles

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