TN Minister to coordinate with states, Centre on river disputes

Last Updated: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 18:57

Chennai: With Tamil Nadu locked in
inter-state water disputes with Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and
Karnataka, the government has entrusted Higher Education
Minister K Ponmudi to coordinate with the states and advocate
on the ongoing Mullaperiyar case in the Supreme Court.

Minister Ponmudi will coordinate with the states and the
Centre over river-water disputes besides coordinating with
senior advocates in the Mullaperiyar case, a release from the
Chief Secretary here said.

Ponmudi, who was given the responsibility on "directions
of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi," will visit places as and
when required and take continued action and contact the states
and Centre, the release said.

Tamil Nadu is locked in river-water sharing disputes with
Kerala (Mullaperiyar), Karnataka (Cauvery) and Andhra Pradesh
(Palar).

Karunanidhi holds the Public Works Department portfolio
after it was divested from Law Minister Durai Murugan a few
months ago.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 18:57

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