Tamil Nadu to oppose the construction of Mekedatu dam

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Tamilnadu government has again reiterated its stand that it is opposed to the construction of Mekedatu dam  by Karnataka.

  • In 2019 Karnataka Government  submitted a proposal to the Central government for construction of a reservoir at Mekedatu in Ramanagara district, 90 km from Bengaluru and 4 km from the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border.
  • The project is proposed at the confluence of Cauvery with its tributary Arkavathi.
  • The project aims to ensure adequate drinking water supply to Bengaluru and produce 400 MW of hydro electricity .

Tamilnadu is opposed to this project as it will reduce the flow of water to Tamilnadu. It has approached the Supreme Court on this issue. 

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