Mekedatu Multi-Purpose Project – NGT

28 May 2021 Current Affairs:The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a joint committee to investigate allegations of illegal construction activity in Mekedatu. The Karnataka government had proposed building a dam across the Cauvery River in the same location.

♦ The Mekedatu multi-purpose project entails the construction of a balancing reservoir across the Cauvery River near Kanakapura in Ramanagaram district. 
♦ It intends to supply drinking water to the districts of Bengaluru and Ramanagaram, as well as generate electricity. 
♦ However, Tamil Nadu has objected on the grounds that the project violates the award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

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