Andhra raising check dam height with approval, says Minister

Published: 21st August 2016 06:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2016 06:42 AM   |  A+A-

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COIMBATORE: Andhra Pradesh is building check dams and raising the height of a check dam across the Palar river with approval from the River Management Board, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary said here on Saturday.

“Everything is done with River Management Board’s approval and environmental clearance. We have to understand the matter as part of one country, where we follow a procedure for water management. Had there been no such system, Cauvery water would not have reached Tamil Nadu,” Chowdary said when reporters asked him about the project.

Tamil Nadu is opposing the works saying that it would badly affect the State’s farmers. Recently, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa protested strongly against Andhra Pradesh raising the height of the check dam.

Tamil Nadu had also moved the Supreme Court to restrain Andhra Pradesh from building or raising the height of check dams across the Palar.

The Minister spoke to mediapersons after releasing the Technology Roadmap on Manufacturing (Technology Vision 2035) document at PSG College of Technology here.

“The main idea is to provide a roadmap for the Make In India programme so that the youth will benefit,” he said.

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