After TN, Puducherry wants Mekedatu dam project scrapped, CM Rangasamy urges PM Modi to reject permission
It seems the evil eyes on the proposed Mekedatu dam are increasing each passing day as now Puducherry also joined Tamil Nadu in the scrapping project. CM Rangasamy has written a letter to PM Modi urging him to not give permission for the project.
In the latest development, Puducherry has joined the TN chorus in the scrapping of the proposed Mekedatu dam project.
On Wednesday, CM N Rangasamy has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him not to give permission to Karnataka state in this regard and also scrap the project itself.
The CM in his observation said that as Puducherry also is drawing 7 TMC of water from the Cauvery river and its tributaries along Tamil Nadu, any impact to Tamil Nadu will also impact on water flow to the Karikal region from where drinking water and also water for irrigation is supplied to Puducherry.
Apart from PM, letters to Home Minister Amit Shah and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Water Resources have been sent.
Meanwhile, all opposition parties of Puducherry which includes DMK, CPI, VCK, Congress MP from Puducherry V Vaithilingam, VCK party MP from Villupuram Ravi Kumar asked CM Rangasamy to call for an all-party meeting in this regard.
Recently Union Jal Shakti Minister Shekhawat had visited Karnataka to monitor Jal Jeevan Mission project and assured that Justice will be given to Karnataka. He was referring to the Mekedatu dam project after Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa urged him to give environmental clearance for the proposed project.
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