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23 Oct 2018, Edition - 1197, Tuesday

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Tamilnadu News

Puducherry accuses TN of denying water for its farmers

Covai Post Network

Tamil Nadu plays the victim when it comes to Cauvery water but plays the aggressor when it comes to giving water as per 1961 agreement from its Veedur dam to Puducherry.

Lodging a complaint against Tamil Nadu for stopping releasing water for fields in Puducherry, its chief minister V Narayanasway said TN was disrespecting inter-state agreement on water sharing from Veedur dam in Villupuram district, signed in 1961.

Farmers in his tiny union territory were dependent on water from the Mannadipet block, but TN has stopped releasing water this year, he alleged.

The Puducherry chief minister said that he will request TN chief minister to restore water supplies and save the farmers of the region.

As per the 1961 agreement, Puducherry was assured of water for 175 days from the Veedur dam, located in the catchment areas of Varaha river and Thondiaru in Villupuram district.

What is more, TN is not even releasing the Cauvery water that was rightfully of Puducherry as per the final order of the tribunal.

Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi Palaniswami on the other hand charged Karnataka with defying court orders and alleged that even the centre was inactive on this issue.

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