Tag: Parambikkulam-Aliyar Project

Letter to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (Parambikkulam-Aliyar Project water issue)

Dear Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami,

I write this to draw your kind attention to my D.O letter of even number dated 08/02/2018 regarding the release of the legitimate share of water to Kerala under the Parambikkulam-Aliyar Project Agreement.

I am sorry to state that the situation has not changed till date. The failure to ensure discharge of 400 cusecs at Manacadavu would result not only in drinking water shortage but also in lack of water for irrigation. The release of water on 11/02/2018 and 12/02/2018 was 80 cusecs per day only. This would result in imminent drought and loss of paddy crop in Chitturpuzha valley. (more…)

Letter to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (Parambikkulam-Aliyar Project water issue)

Dear Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami,

I write this to seek your urgent intervention for issuing necessary directions for the release of legitimate share of water to Kerala under the Parambikkulam-Aliyar Project Agreement by ensuring 400 cusecs discharge at the Manacadavu weir, up to 15th February, 2018.

During the extra ordinary meeting of JWR Board on 19th January 2018, it was agreed that Tamil Nadu would ensure discharge of 400 cusecs up to 15th February 2018 and further supply will be decided in the meeting to be held at Chennai on 10th February 2018, at Secretary level. However as per reports received, the discharge at Manacadavu was only 131 cusecs on February 6, 67 cusecs yesterday and only 32 cusecs at 8.00 AM today (08.02.2018). This is a disquieting trend and I am sorry to have to state that there is a continued reneging of the PAP agreement by the officials of Tamil Nadu. (more…)