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Ministerial-level talks today to resolve deadlock on water sharing

Ministerial-level talks today to resolve deadlock on water sharing

Thiruvananthapuram: The minister-level talks between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the inter-state Parambikulam-Aliyar river water sharing agreement in Thiruvananthapuram Sunday will seek to resolve the deadlock between the two states on the water sharing issue.

One of the main complaints of Kerala was that Tamil Nadu was not releasing the 7.25 tmc of water due to the State annually under the water sharing agreement.

The Tamil Nadu delegation is also likely to demand more water from the Siruvani dam for Coimbatore and resuming of water supply from the Neyyar dam.

On April 16, Kerala had filed a case in the Supreme Court urging it to intervene in the issue to ask Tamil Nadu to release Kerala’s rightful share of water under the Parambikulam-Aliyar pact (PAP).

Parambikulam Dam is an embankment dam on the Parambikulam river located in the Palakkad district in the Western Ghats of Kerala. The dam is owned and operated by Tamil Nadu, with an agreement that it should give water for irrigation needs of parts of Palakkad district.

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