PM directs Plan panel to prepare integrated water policy

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 23:24

New Delhi: In the backdrop of a host of
inter-state water disputes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Tuesday directed the Planning Commission to prepare an
integrated water policy.
Singh`s cryptic direction came during the meeting of the
full Planning Commission during which Union Minister and DMK
leader Dayanidhi Maran raised the issue of water at the
gathering.
Tamil Nadu is locked in disputes with upper riparian
neighbour Karnataka on the Cauvery issue and on the
Mullaperiyar dam issue with Kerala.

"The Planning Commission should prepare an integrated
water policy," the Prime Minister said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 23:24

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