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Ker for CM level talks with TN on PAP waters

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

: today sought Chief Ministerial level talks with as early as possible to sort out the issue relating to the sharing of Parambikulam-project waters.

In a letter to his counterpart, K Palaniswami, said CM level talks should be held in the coming days to sort out the issue and urged him to fix up an appropriate time for the same.

should get 400 cusecs of water till February 15 as per the water sharing agreement under the PAP project, Vijayan said in his second letter to Palaniswami this month.

This was not being implemented, he had said in a letter of February 8.

However, even after that there has been no change in the situation. On February 11 and 12 received only 80 cusecs of water, he said.

Farmers of Chittor region at Palakkad, who depend mainly on the release of water under the PAP pact, were in distress due to non-release of water as per the agreement,Vijayan said.

There is a severe shortage of drinking water in the Chittor river basin, resulting in drought and crops getting destroyed in the area, he said.

Kerala was keen to resolve the issue by holding talks with in Chennai and an appropriate day and time needs to be fixed soon for the meeting, he said.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 17:10 IST