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‘Will hold talks with Telangana, AP CMs on my dream project’

The Union government is in the process of preparing a Detailed Project Report. 

Published: 05th March 2020 05:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2020 05:54 AM   |  A+A-

CM Edappadi K Palaniswami laying the foundation for Mettur-Sarabanga Lift Irrigation Project | EXPRESS

By Express News Service

SALEM: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday called the interlinking of Cauvery-Godavari rivers his “dream project” and said he would soon discuss modalities for its implementation with his Andhra Pradesh and Telangana counterparts. Speaking after laying the foundation stone for Mettur-Sarabanga Lift Irrigation Project in Salem, Palaniswami said the Rs 64,000-crore river interlinking project would bring approximately 200 tmcft of water to the State. The Union government is in the process of preparing a Detailed Project Report. 

“I have sought appointment from Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has also accepted the invitation. As first step, today our Ministers D Jayakumar and SP Velumani have gone to Andhra Pradesh to deliver a letter in this regard,” Palaniswami said, adding that an appointment has also been sought from Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.  P4Express news service @ Salem CHIEF Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday called the interlinking of Cauvery-Godavari rivers his “dream project” and said he would soon discuss modalities for its implementation with his Andhra Pradesh and Telangana counterparts.

Speaking after laying the foundation stone for Mettur-Sarabanga Lift Irrigation Project in Salem, Palaniswami said the Rs 64,000-crore river interlinking project would bring approximately 200 tmcft of water to the State. The Union government is in the process of preparing a Detailed Project Report. “I have sought appointment from Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has also accepted the invitation. As first step, today our Ministers D Jayakumar and SP Velumani have gone to Andhra Pradesh to deliver a letter in this regard,” Palaniswami said, adding that an appointment has also been sought from Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. 

Another river-linking project in pipeline: EPS

“Soon, discussions between the three are going to take place,” he said and emphasised about another river-linking project in the pipeline. “Cauvery-Gundar project would be implemented at a cost of Rs 14,000 crore for the benefit of southern Tamil Nadu,” he said. Palaniswami had announced Mettur-Sarabanga project in the Assembly in July last year.

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