Kerala stops drawing water from Siruvani check dam at Attapadi

COIMBATORE: The Kerala govt stopped drawing water from the Siruvani check dam at Attapadi on Sunday. As in step with the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage (TWAD) board officials, Kerala was taking 60-90cusecs of water from the river, violating an agreement to draw simplest 5cusecs,
“We are happy that the Tamil Nadu govt intervened and taken care of out the problem. But, the Kerala govt is still taking flight 10cusecs of water, upper than that is entitled to them. We will sort this out additionally,” said a senior TWAD engineer. He added that the Siruvani dam recently has about 36ft of water, which would suffice until June finish.

“If the Kerala govt had now not taken water for the past 4 days, we would have had another 15 days of water for Coimbatore,” said the engineer.

Another legitimate said that the Kerala govt always used Siruvani check dam as their trump whenever they did not receive water from the Aliyar dam. “Currently, there is a 30% deficiency in the dam and because of this we are unable to supply water. But, putting in place such check dams puts in danger now not simply Coimbatore’s water provide, but additionally Erode, Mettupalayam and neighbouring districts which can be depending on Bhavani River,” he said.

Ku Ramakrishnan of Thanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhagam said that they're going to conduct an all birthday celebration meeting and shortly will degree a protest on the issue. “Tamil Nadu and Kerala governments should conduct talks and ensure this kind of scenario doesn’t rise up in long run. Last 12 months, they arrange two check dams and now they have arrange one more. Though the dams are manufactured from sand baggage, they plan to retailer some water in some places, which can scale back the drift of water into Bhavani River,” he said.

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders additionally said that they're going to conduct protests as Kerala has no proper to withdraw extra water.

Kerala stops drawing water from Siruvani check dam at Attapadi Kerala stops drawing water from Siruvani check dam at Attapadi Reviewed by kailash soni on February 26, 2018 Rating: 5
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