Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has assured that Mekedatu reservoir will not be built on Cauvery river without consulting Tamil Nadu. Talking to newsmen after a meeting the Union Minister at Delhi, Tamil Nadu Water Resources Minister Durai Murugan told that assurance was given by the Minister today.
He also said that a memorandum containing the appeals of Tamil Nadu had been given to the Minister. He said that the state had not received even 8 TMC water from Cauvery this year. Tamil Nadu has also urged the Union Government to appoint a full-time Chairperson for the Cauvery River Authority.