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Cauvery verdict: MP, MLA visit Pambar in Kerala

M. Gunasekaran

To assess water loss in Amaravathi basin



MAKING AN ASSESSMENT: AIADMK and MDMK leaders from Udumalpet taking a look at the Pambar river, in the Western Ghats near Maraiyur in Kerala on Sunday. — Photo: M. Balaji

UDUMALPET: Expressing concern over the "adverse fallout" of the final award of the Cauvery River Water Tribunal, which ordered release of three tmcft of water to Kerala from Pambar, a tributary of the Amaravathi, a team of politicians belonging to AIADMK and MDMK from this region on Sunday visited some parts of Kerala where the River Pambar flows into Tamil Nadu.

The team comprising Coimbatore district secretary of the MDMK R.T. Mariappan; Pollachi MP C. Krishnan of MDMK; and Udumalpet MLA C. Shanmugavelu of AIADMK visited Kovilkadavu, Maraiyur and Kanthalur areas in Kerala about 45 km from here on the way to Munnar, from where Pambar flows into the State.

"Though Kerala is not in a position to divert water from Pambar river at present, we made the trip primarily to assess what would be the loss to Amaravathi basin if Kerala started diverting waters by constructing a dam,'' Mr. Mariappan told The Hindu .

Amaravathi reservoir with a storage capacity of four tmcft is the lifeline to this corridor as it irrigates over 60,000 acres of land in Coimbatore, Erode and Karur districts and is meeting the drinking water requirements of this region, he added.

Mr. Mariappan, who is also president of Kallapuram-Ramakulam Farmers' Association, feared that if Kerala started diverting the Pambar water it would severely affect the inflow to Amaravathi reservoir. Pambar was the main source for the dam.

He urged the Chief Minister Karunanidhi to take up the issue with the tribunal while filing a review petition and to ensure that there would be no loss of water to Amaravathi basin.

He took exception to the statement made by Public Works Department Minister Durai Murugan, who said that no hardship would be caused for Tamil Nadu farmers at present.

Hundreds of farmers took out a vehicle rally from Amaravathi dam, located 20 km from here, to Karur along the Amarathi banks on Thursday to create awareness among farmers on the "impending danger".

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