Tamil Nadu to Release Water to Kerala

Published on: 27 Dec, 2012
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Business News, Kerala Weather News

27 December 2012
Coimbatore

Undert Parambikulam Aliyar Project (PAP) agreement Tamil Nadu will release 1.2 thousand million cubic feet of water to Kerala. The release of water from the Aliyar dam via Manacadavu weir will begin on Thursday (December 27) and will go on till January 31.

The decision was taken at an extraordinary meeting of the Joint Water Regulatory Board (JWRB) in Pollachi on Wednesday evening after three-hour-long deliberations. This was also 94th meeting of the Board. Among those who attended the meeting were K. Ranganathan – Chief Engineer of Water Resources Organization, Tamil Nadu, and Ms. Lathika, Chief Engineer of Kerala Irrigation Department.

During the Wednesday’s meeting, Tamil Nadu explained difficulties in releasing water and cited the distress situation arising out of poor rainfall during southwest and northeast monsoons.

Source– http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/tn-to-release-12-tmcft-water-to-kerala/article4242427.ece

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