Mekadetu Project to take Land Away from Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary!
You will not allow this, Bengaluru. You mustn't. Instead of building dams and exploiting EVEN MORE water from 350km away and destroying forest in the process, how about employing COMMON SENSE and start reviving our lakes and rivers?
"Nearly 52.5 sq. km of land, or an area larger than Bagalkot town, will be submerged or built over for the contentious Mekedatu balancing reservoir and drinking water project.
More than 60% of land needed for the Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir project will be in the core area of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, according a pre-feasibility report prepared in June.
The costs include a 99 m-high Concrete Gravity Dam, spillways of 318 m length, and three underground power units for which more than 2,000 tonnes of explosives will be used to excavate rock and sand in the middle of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, shows the pre-feasibility report.
The sanctuary is home to several endemic or endangered species and is a key elephant and wildlife corridor."