Bommai discusses inter state river water disputes with experts

Bommai discusses inter state river water disputes with experts

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Thursday said the government is making an all-out effort to resolve all water dispute cases pending in the Supreme Court. 

Earlier, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, in New Delhi, held a meeting with legal panel headed by advocate general Prabhuling Navadgi and technical experts over Inter-State water disputes involving Krishna, Cauvery rivers.

The Chief Minister said, "A meeting was held with legal and technical experts over the state's irrigation projects. We discussed river-linking projects in Tamil Nadu violates the law". 

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A case has been filed in the Madhurai Court against the Mekedatu irrigation project. We will take measures to ensure quashing the case since the case doesn't fall in the court's jurisdiction. 

On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government said that it would file an appeal in the Supreme Court, challenging the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the Mekedatu Dam issue.

Karnataka has proposed a balancing reservoir at Mekedatu in Ramanagara district, plans that Tamil Nadu has opposed, saying they would affect its water supply and cause problems for farmers.