AIADMK coordinator O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday condemned the Karnataka authorities for submitting a petition within the Supreme Court in opposition to a number of initiatives proposed by Tamil Nadu, together with the Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar hyperlink venture.
He stated the venture, for which the inspiration stone was laid in February in the course of the AIADMK regime, had solely envisaged tapping the flood flows of Cauvery and Coleroon rivers for consuming water and irrigation. Karnataka approached the Supreme Court in opposition to Tamil Nadu’s venture, which it had no reference to, as a result of the latter had not given its consent to the Mekedatu dam venture, he stated.
He stated the Mekedatu venture, within the occasion of implementation, would cut back the Cauvery river water stream to Tamil Nadu considerably. At the identical time, the hyperlink venture, the Mettur-Sarabanga carry irrigation scheme and barrage initiatives in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Karur and Ariyalur wouldn’t hurt Karnataka, however harness the surplus stream that drains into the ocean, he stated.
Asserting that the petition in opposition to the initiatives had “no basis,” Mr. Panneerselvam stated the transfer must be nipped within the bud. Chief Minister M.Ok, Stalin ought to take authorized steps to have the petition dismissed on the earliest, he stated.