Will ensure protection of state’s water share: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday the government would ensure steps to protect the state’s interests in issues related to inter-state river water sharing.

Published: 13th June 2017 05:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2017 05:01 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday the government would ensure steps to protect the state’s interests in issues related to inter-state river water sharing. Kerala is not a water-rich state and there should be serious intervention to ensure the state’s rightful share of water, the Chief Minister said, addressing a high-level meeting on inter-state river water sharing issues held in Thiruvananthapuram.

The state government has appointed competent Supreme Court lawyers to protect the state’s interests. Experienced lawyers will be posted in the state to assist them, he said. Stressing the interests of the state were paramount, he also called for effective government-level and officer-level discussions on water issues. The state government believed in resolving water issues with neighbouring states through dialogue, Pinarayi said. 


The LDF Government’s chief responsibility was to ensure the state received its rightful share of water by amicable settlement of disputes, Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas said. Chief Secretary Nalini Netto, Additional Chief Secretary Tinku Biswal, Advocate-General C P Sudhakara Prasad, Supreme Court standing counsel G Prakash, Inter-State River Water Advisory Committee chairman V J Kurien and other officials attended the meeting.

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