Congress-led UDF Opposition in Kerala on Saturday sought Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s intervention in getting the state’s entitled share of water as per the Parambikulam Aliyar Project (PAP) agreement with neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
“Tamil Nadu has stopped providing water to Kerala under the PAP, resulting in adversely affecting 20,000 hectares of paddy cultivation in Chittor taluka in Palakkad district,” UDF Chairman and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said.
Bharathapuzha and some other small rivers have also dried up due to non availability of water under the PAP pact, he said.
- Varun Gandhi Under Attack Over Defence Deals: Here’s How
- This Diwali, Let Blind Students Brighten Up your Homes With Candles & Diyas
- CBI Files Supplementary Chargesheet In Sheena Bora Murder Case
- Soha Ali Khan And Vir Das Starrer 31st October Audience Reaction
- Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s Parole Extended Till November 28
- Simple Tips To Secure Your Debit Card From Fraudsters
- New Zealand & India Team Being Welcomed In Chandigarh
- Mumbai Call Centre Scam: All You Need To Know
- Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Appeals To Police: Here’s What She Said
- Shocker From Ahmedabad: Find Out What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 Day 3 Review: Celebs Fail To Do Well in First Task
- Airtel Offers 10GB Data At Rs 259 For New 4G Smartphone Users
- Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal’s Trailer Launched: First Impressions
- TMC Supporters Attack BJP Leader Babul Supriyo
- Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 20 Indian Fishermen
He also said there was a possibility of drinking water shortage in Malappuram and Palakkad districts and wanted the Chief Minister to intervene on the matter.
As per the PAP pact, Kerala has to receive 1,888 cubic feet of water between July to September 30. But the state has received only 1,100 cubic feet, he said.
In September 30, the Chief Minister had told the assembly that necessary steps would be taken to ensure that the state gets its share of water under the PAP.