Supreme Court to hear pleas on Mekedatu project
- SC has agreed to hear the spat b/w Tamli Nadu and Karnataka over proposed construction of a reservoir by Karnataka at Mekedatu across the inter-State River Cauvery.
- Both States would inform Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to defer its deliberation on proposed construction.
Issues with the Project:
- Violates the decision of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal
- TN claims that it would impound flows of the Cauvery River.
Prelims take away
- Mekedatu project
- Cauvery river basin