Government of Karnataka files petition against Cauvery-Gundaru connection

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New Delhi: The Karnataka government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Cauvery-Gundaru link project.

Cauvery – Gundaru Link Project, a project to divert excess water from the Cauvery and Kollidam rivers to the sea. The project will divert that water to the drought-stricken southern districts. The project will benefit arable lands in Karur, Trichy and Pudukottai districts in the first phase.

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In the second phase, lands in Pudukottai, Sivagangai and Ramanathapuram districts and thirdly in Virudhunagar districts will also benefit from the irrigation facility.

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In this context, the Government of Karnataka has filed a petition in the Supreme Court objecting to the Cauvery-Gundaru connection project. It is noteworthy that the Government of Karnataka has opposed the Government of Tamil Nadu’s plan for the Megha Dadu project.

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