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TN says will study Cauvery scheme as opposition voices concern

IANS  |  Chennai 

Even as government said that it would first study the Cauvery Draft Water Management Scheme submitted by the Centre in the on Monday, state parties voiced opposition to the scheme.

Speaking to reporters in Madurai, Deputy Chief said that the would first study the draft scheme and then decide on the next course of action.

The for Law, Courts and Prisons C.Ve. told reporters that the state will submit its views on the scheme to the apex court on May 16.

On the other hand, opposition parties voiced serious concern.

PMK founder said the draft scheme does not involve the power to implement the award of the

Ramadoss said the proposed body is "powerless and cannot implement the Tribunal's award".

Wondering who would implement the tribunal's award, the said that dams built across the Cauvery in will be under the control of that state, in which case that state's government will not abide by the decisions of the proposed body.

He said that the Centre's proposal brings back the water dispute to the starting point all over again.

Ramadoss demanded that the government oppose the Centre's proposal on the Cauvery water sharing body.

M.urged the to call for an all-party meeting on Tuesday to discuss the setting up of the (CMB) and arming it with legal power.

Stalin said that representatives of associations should also be a party to the meeting.

The raised concerns over when the Centre would fully implement the scheme, adding that it was Tamil Nadu government's responsibility to stress that it would not accept anything other than the CMB.

Stalin said the should call the meeting and stress its stand in the apex court on Wednesday, when it, along with other three southern states, has been called to submit response on the scheme.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 17:22 IST