Nov. 28, 2018

The Central Water Commission (CWC) has approved the feasibility report of the nearly ₹6,000 crore Mekedatu multi-purpose project across the Cauvery River.


  • The Mekedatu multi-purpose project involves building a balancing reservoir across the Cauvery River near Kanakapura in Ramanagaram district.

  • It envisages supplying drinking water to Bengaluru and Ramanagaram districts, besides generation of power.

  • Timeline:
    • The project was conceived in 2013 and in 2017, the Karnataka state cabinet decided to implement it.

    • The project, however, ran into a controversy after Tamil Nadu opposed it on the grounds that the project violates the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award.

    • The CWC has now asked the Karnataka State government — in principle — to prepare and submit a detailed project report (DPR).

Source : The Hindu