Stalin writes to PM on Mekedatu issue


Chief Minister M K Stalin today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the Union Jal Shakti ministry to advise the chairman of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to desist from taking up any discussion on the Mekedatu project till the issues were heard and decided by the Supreme Court.
In a letter addressed to Modi, the chief minister said the scope of the functioning of the CWMA was strictly limited to the implementation of the verdict and it should not exceed beyond it’s jurisdiction.
Stalin also recalled his memorandum presented to the PM on June 17, 2021 in which, among others, Tamil Nadu requested the PM to advise the Ministry of Jal Shakthi not to give any concurrence to the proposal of State of Karnataka for constructing a reservoir at Mekedatu, across Cauvery.