Published on: July 29, 2021


MEKEDAATU PROJECT What is in news : Tamilnadu has passed a resolution urging center not to give permission to Karnataka to implement Mekedaatu Mekedaatu project

  • What is Mekedaatu : Deep gorge situated at the confluence of the rivers Cauvery and Arkavathi
  • Location : Kanakapura Taluk, Ramnagara District
  • Announced by : Government of Karnataka in 2013
  • Purpose : Generate hydro-electricity to meet the power needs of the state.
  • Why is TN opposing : According to TN, Project will affect the natural flow of the river Cauvery considerably and will severely affect the irrigation in TN