Bengaluru: The Karnataka authorities is not going to enable Tamil Nadu to make use of surplus water from the inter-state Cauvery river and can take robust measures to guard the state’s pursuits, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa mentioned on Monday, amid considerations relating to river interlinking undertaking being undertaken by neighbouring state.
Whereas the state authorities has determined to file objections earlier than the Centre towards the undertaking, opposition events in Karnataka-Congress and JD(S)-too opposed Tamil Nadu’s transfer.
The Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday laid the inspiration for the primary section of the Rs 14,400 crore Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar river interlinking undertaking, geared toward diverting over 6,000 cubic ft of surplus water to drier areas in southern districts.
“We is not going to enable it….there isn’t any use by simply giving statements, for no purpose we are going to enable Tamil Nadu or others to make use of surplus water, we are going to take robust measures, vital measures are being taken,” Mr Yediuyurappa informed reporters right here in response to a query.
Requested whether or not he will probably be calling an all-party assembly on the problem, he mentioned, “we have now not considered it but.”
Karnataka Water Sources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who held a gathering with the state’s authorized crew on inter-state water dispute in Delhi on Sunday, had mentioned the state will apprise the Centre of its concern over Tamil Nadu’s river interlinking undertaking, which is geared toward utilising surplus Cauvery water.
Jarkiholi, who’s more likely to meet Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday, had mentioned that the state will take all steps to guard its pursuits and had additionally indicated concerning the authorities holding an all-party assembly to hunt their opinion.
Karnataka is of the stand that after making certain 177.25 tmc ft of water to Tamil Nadu in a standard 12 months at Biligundlu water gauging centre, the remainder belongs to the state, which incorporates its share of 284.75 tmc ft and surplus water accessible.
The 262 km-long undertaking envisages diverting surplus water in Cauvery to Gundar river by means of a canal and the primary of the three phases will cowl about 118 km, Tamil Nadu has mentioned, including Cauvery, South Vellar, Vaigai and Gundar rivers will probably be interlinked on this main intra-state water undertaking.
Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan too mentioned, there will probably be no compromise on defending Karnataka’s water curiosity. The state would file its “objections” to the centre relating to Tamil Nadu’s undertaking and would do everything attainable to cease it, he mentioned.
In keeping with a press release by his workplace, he additionally made it clear that the federal government was dedicated to the completion of the Mekedatu ingesting undertaking throughout Cauvery in Karnataka throughout its tenure, regardless of Tamil Nadu’s objections, and all the mandatory measures have been taken on this regard.
Mekedatu is a Multipurpose (ingesting and energy) undertaking, which includes constructing a balancing reservoir, close to Kanakapura in Ramanagaram district.
Tamil Nadu has been vehemently opposing this undertaking, elevating apprehensions that the state will probably be affected if the undertaking takes form.
Chief of Opposition and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah condemned Tamil Nadu’s transfer to take up the river interlinking undertaking by “illegally” using 45 tmc of Cauvery water and urged the Chief Minister of that state to cease it instantly.
In a tweet, the Congress chief additionally requested the Karnataka Chief Minister to query the undertaking within the Supreme Courtroom, and write to his Tamil Nadu counterpart asking him to drop the undertaking.
In a sequence of tweets, anther former Chief Minister and JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy claimed the centre was giving monetary help to the undertaking and expressed shock that it didn’t come to the discover of the state authorities, as he warned the ruling BJP towards any injustice to the state on Cauvery problem.
Noting that Tamil Nadu authorities had been opposing the state’s Mekedatu undertaking because it is not going to get surplus water if the dam comes up, he warned towards the neighboring state staking declare on the excess water throughout misery.
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