Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: A delegation of Karnataka MPs belonging to both Houses of Parliament has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to direct Tamil Nadu to immediately stop pursuing the Hogenakkal drinking water project.

Besides they asked Dr. Singh to ask the Survey of India to demarcate the boundary line for conducting the survey along the common reach of the Cauvery river.

The Ministry of Water Resources should keep in abeyance all clearances given to the project. The MPs also wanted the Prime Minister to immediately convene a joint meeting of officials of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for an amicable settlement of projects being undertaken by both the governments across the Cauvery.

They pointed out that though Karnataka's proposed construction of Shivasamudram hydro-power project across the Cauvery involved no consumptive utilisation and was well within its territory, Tamil Nadu had objected to the project.