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TN presents Modi with memo on Cauvery

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Amidst statewide protests, Chief Minister on Thursday urged Narendra to immediately set up the

He presented a memorandum to Modi, who was on a whirlwind visit to inaugurate the DefExpo and a function at the Widespread protests in Chennai and several parts of the state greeted the after the Centre failed to set up the CMB despite being told to do so by the

In the memorandum, Palaniswami recalled the February 16 verdict that said that a scheme be formulated by the within six weeks to "implement the notified final order of the as modified by its judgment".

On April 9, the apex court clearly stated that the final order of the CWDT had "merged with the judgment of the Supreme Court", he said.

It said that, therefore, constitution of the had become an "integral part of the Supreme Court's judgment".

Delta areas are dependent on Cauvery water for irrigation and they were fervently hoping that the would be constituted by the Centre to enable them to commence the agricultural operations in the next irrigation season which starts on June 1, the memorandum said.

was urged to immediately constitute the and the "vested with all powers to effectively implement the orders of the Tribunal and the Supreme Court".



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:28 IST