Kerala, TN agree to review Parambikulam-Aliyar water-sharing agreement

Both states will form secretary-level committees with five members each to draft the new agreement and also to resolve other inter-state water sharing issues. 

Published: 25th September 2019 06:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2019 06:03 PM   |  A+A-

Tamil nadu- kerala water sharing meeting

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan greets his Tamil Nadu counterpart during a meeting on inter-state water policy in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday (Photo | B P Deepu, EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala and Tamil Nadu agreed to review the Parambikulam-Aliyar water-sharing agreement. Both states will form secretary-level committees to draft the new agreement and also to resolve other inter-state water sharing issues. 

This decision was taken at the meeting of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. 

Each committee will have five members including technical experts. The panel members and first meeting venue will be announced in a week.

The committee will also discuss Anamalayar diversion and Neelar-Nellar diversion.


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  • g.chandrasekar

    when political leaders fail to take political decisions it is always referred to a committee so that bureaucrats and experts experts will mess and never come to any conclusion. Kerala has surplus water resources and TN is in the rain shadow region. Kerala would rather have the surplus water flow to Arabian sea after generating power rather than give it to Tamil Nadu. The logic is that TN agriculturists should not become rich using Kerala waters bharat mata ki jai
    1 year ago reply
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