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Tamil Nadu CM urges govt to sanction Rs 10,700 cr Cauvery rejuvenation plan

"Estimate has been prepared for Rs 10,700 crore and the WAPCOS (a techno-commercial firm under the Centre) is preparing the DPR," he said

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Press Trust of India Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Tuesday urged the Centre to sanction a Rs 10,700-crore Cauvery river rejuvenation scheme announced by him on the lines of Namami Gange Project. During a virtual meeting with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Palaniswami said he has announced 'Nadandhai Vaazhi Cauvery', a scheme for rehabilitation and rejuvenation of the river, which is "the lifeline of Tamil Nadu, not only for agriculture, but also for drinking water".

"Estimate has been prepared for Rs 10,700 crore and the WAPCOS (a techno-commercial firm under the Centre) is preparing the DPR," he said. "I request that

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 11:26 PM IST

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