Planned development in Cauvery Basin: CM Bommai assures funds

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

Necessary financial grants would be provided for planned development works in the Cauvery basin, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Speaking to media persons after offering Bagina to Mother Cauvery at KRS dam,Bommai said,I am happy that KRS and Kabini dams are filled to the brim this year.”

Mekedatu verdict expected in state’s favour

Replying to a question on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s statement requesting for an emergent hearing on the Mekedatu project,Bommai said, “he will issue the statement.It is politics.

There is an Interstate Water Disputes Act and the Cauvery Water Tribunal orders to decide the issue.

We have all the rights to utilise our share of waters after releasing their share of waters.

There is Cauvery Water Management Authority to oversee it.The issue is coming up before the Supreme Court next week.We expect the verdict to be in our favour,Bommai said.