Centre denies permission to Karnataka to carry out survey at Mekedatu

Chennai: The Central government has denied permission to Karnataka to conduct a survey to construct a dam across the Mekedatu on the Cauvery.

According to preliminary reports, the Union government had denied the permission on the basis of objections from Tamilnadu, which is the lower riparian State.

The Tamilnadu government has been moving heaven and earth to stop the upper riparian State from going ahead with the project as it would affect several districts that were dependent on Cauvery water for sustenance.

It said as the lower riparian State, its concurrence was needed to carry out the survey or construct a dam.

NT Bureau