Shekhawat also said the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has accorded Terms of References for pre-construction activities for construction of new dam to replace the existing Mullaperiyar Dam.
The Union Jal Shakti Minister said that the Centre would give 50 per cent of funds for Jal Jeevan Mission and it would be implemented with community participation.
The main agenda of the meeting is the linking of rivers, as well as the shortage of drinking water in Chennai and the Cauvery river water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Rapid urbanisation, burgeoning population and poor water management have led to taps drying, groundwater levels falling in Bengaluru and Chennai.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will leave for New Delhi on Monday on a two-day visit.
Even though the meeting was initially scheduled to be held on October 16, it was later postponed to Monday.
The delegation from the State, led by its president Kanna Lakshminarayana, apprised the Union Minister of the status of the progress made.
After considering the matter, the bench disposed of the petition and asked the Union Jal Shakti Ministry to consider the petitioner’s plea as a representation.
Special Chief Secretary (Water Resources) Adityanath Das apprised Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Union Secretary UP Singh on the re-tendering/reverse tendering done.
District bags 80 points by implementing works taken up under 5 categories; Sangareddy of Telangana comes 2nd
A subject like water needs to be treated holistically, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat says, as he speaks to TNIE about the challenges in conserving water.
The State officials presented to the ministry the details of the savings done in both irrigation and hydel projects by going for reverse tendering.
The State water resources officials have furnished to the Ministry of Jal Shakti all the details pertaining to Polavaram irrigation project right from its inception.
The Water Resources Department will send its reply to the Union Jal Shakti Ministry on the latest developments pertaining to Polavaram irrigation project early next week.
State Drinking Water and Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched ‘Vasudha Yojana’ to provide drinking water to villages in Odisha.