Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Okay. Palaniswami has sought assist from Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah for 3 water tasks which might be important for the welfare of the folks and the agriculturists of Tamil Nadu.
On the Godavari – Cauvery Linkage, the Chief Minister stated that the Nationwide Water Improvement Company (NWDA) ready a Detailed Challenge Report (DPR) for Godavari – Cauvery (Grand Anicut) Hyperlink as Part – I undertaking of the Peninsular Rivers linkage and despatched it to the States involved, for his or her feedback throughout March 2019.
The State authorities had justified the necessity to rework the hyperlink in order to terminate it within the River Cauvery at Kattalai Barrage, as an alternative of Grand Anicut and had despatched its feedback to NWDA in September 2019 and February 2020. This request of Tamil Nadu is underneath the consideration of NWDA.
“I’ve written letters to Hon’ble Prime Minister, your goodself and Minister of Jal Shakti, to supply at the least 200 TMC ft. of water to Tamil Nadu from this Part – I undertaking and finally 300 TMC ft. of water in Part – II, when River Mahanadhi is linked with Godavari. I request you to take up the matter as soon as once more with the Minister of Jal Shakti, to expedite the DPR for this undertaking and take up the work on precedence foundation, in order that the water wants of southern States might be fulfilled whereas mitigating the issue of floods in Godavari,” Palaniswami advised Shah.
On Cauvery-Gundar linkage, which is part of the Godavari – Cauvery linkage, Palaniswami stated the diversion of surplus movement to the drought affected a part of Tamil Nadu will profit a number of districts in Tamil Nadu.
The NWDA had ready a draft DPR for Cauvery (Kattalai) – Gundar Challenge at an estimated price of Rs.eight,277 crore. Godavari-Cauvery linkage will improve the utility of this undertaking whereby surplus Godavari water might be diverted into this canal and can profit areas as much as Gundar in Virudhunagar district.
Diverting flood water from River Cauvery as much as Gundar would enhance the recharge of floor water, assembly consuming water wants, stabilisation of ayacuts within the drought inclined areas within the districts of Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Pudukkottai, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar and Thoothukudi.
“Although the Ministry of Water Assets has not favourably responded to this undertaking, I request you to direct the Ministry of Water Assets to rethink the choice in view of its higher influence on the huge space of Tamil Nadu,” he advised Shah. The undertaking must be sanctioned on a precedence foundation and supply monetary help, the Chief Minister stated.
On the Nadanthai Vaazhi Cauvery – Rejuvenation of Cauvery and its Tributaries, Palaniswami stated, the State authorities introduced that river Cauvery can be rehabilitated and air pollution within the river can be abated on the strains of “Namami Gange” Challenge.
An DPR has been ready and the undertaking price is estimated to be Rs.10,700 crore. Since, the State Authorities can not execute such a serious undertaking by itself, monetary help from the Centre India is required.
Palaniswami urged Shah to take up the matter with the Minister of Jal Shakti, to contemplate this undertaking as a Particular Challenge like Namami Gange and to accord sanction and prolong monetary help.