Even as Tamil Nadu is opposing moves by upper riparian states such as Karnataka to construct dams across inter-state rivers, it is planning to build a new dam under the 60-year-old Parambikuam -Aliyar Project (PAP).
The state government has constituted a technical advisory expert committee to construct Anamalayar reservoir with a storage capacity of 2.5 tmc ft (thousand million cubic feet) water under PAP, the lifeline of the Pollachi region.
Under an agreement between Tamil Nadu and Kerala inked in 1958 during the K Kamaraj government to implement PAP, Tamil Nadu was to get 30.5 tmc of water and Kerala 19.55 tmc every year.
Tamil Nadu has constructed 10 reservoirs under PAP that have a combined storage of 28 tmc of water. The state government was not able to construct the Anamalayar reservoir to store 2.5 tmc of water due to disputes over water- sharing. Read More
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