5 February 2007

Water Dispute

Former Chief Minister Jayalalitha recently accused the current DMK Government of failing to adopt a clever, tactful and courageous approach to finding a solution to river water disputes with Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

In a statement Ms. Jayalalitha said lack of administrative efficiency on the part of the current Government had come in the way of finding a solution to the inter-State water disputes with neighbouring States.

She warned that the Northern Districts, including Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallore, and the suburban areas of Chennai would face serious drinking water shortage if the Andhra Pradesh Government went ahead with its plan to construct a check dam across the Palar.

Tamil Nadu, more particularly the Northern Districts, would experience an agrarian crisis and farmers would suffer serious difficulties.

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