Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami writes to PM over Kerala proposal for new dam


Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami writes to PM over Kerala proposal for new dam

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposing the Centre’s nod to Kerala’s proposal to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment Study for construction of a new dam in place of the existing Mullaperiyar reservoir.

In the letter, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said a committee under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had last month recommended for grant of Terms of Reference of Kerala’s proposal to conduct the Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the construction of a new dam.

“This has caused great apprehension and consternation among the people of Tamil Nadu,” he said, adding that the move violated the Supreme Court order on the issue over which the two states are locked in dispute. Read More

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