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TN Assembly urges Centre to rescind nod for Mekedatu dam DPR

Tamil Nadu Assembly Friday adopted an unanimous resolution urging the Centre to withdraw permission given to Karnataka for preparing a Detailed Project Report for a dam across Cauvery river at Mekedatu. The resolution moved by Chief Minister K Palaniswami at a specially convened sitting condemned the Central Water Commission (CWC) for giving the permission on November 22. It urged the Union Water Resources Ministry to immediately order the CWC to withdraw the permission. It also requested the Centre to direct Karnataka not to take up any construction works by it or through its agencies at Mekedatu or at any other place in the Cauvery basin of Karnataka without the consent of Tamil Nadu and in violation of the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal and the judgement of the Supreme Court. Palaniswami later wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi enclosing a copy of the resolution and its translated version, requesting him to take immediate action and direct the

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