Mekedatu Reservoir Project: Shekhawat Vows Justice To Karnataka and Tamil Nadu: Over the Mekedatu Reservoir Project, both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states are fighting. To discuss the project and other things, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat met Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, today.
After the meeting, Shekhawat has spoken with the reporters. Then, he said that all of Karnataka’s irrigation projects had been discussed. The Union government would look into the pending projects, especially the Mekedatu project. He also said that, after studying all project aspects, he would also call for a meeting in Delhi.
He said, “All the issues related to the Mekedatu project were discussed. We will do justice for both states by watching the interests of both states.”
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said that Karnataka has every right on the project and work will be started soon.
On Monday, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin urged the central government to not give clearance on the Mekedatu project for Karnataka.
The resolution read, “As per the Supreme court order, without the approval of the lower riparian states, no construction should be made in Mekedatu. Building the dam against the Supreme Court Order is the condemnable thing.”
Karnataka’s opposition party also supported the state government in the construction of the project. The Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar also asserted that the land, money, water involved in the Mekedatu project belongs to Karnataka only, and Tamil Nadu has nothing about it.