TN Chief Minister seeks Narendra Modi's intervention to stop Ke
CHENNAI: Opposing the 'unilateral' move of the Kerala government to construct a dam across the Pambar river at Pattisserry, Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to instruct water resources ministry to advise the neighbouring state to stop the work.
Pambar is a tributary of the River Amaravathy, a main tributary of Cauvery River.
Panneerselvam pointed to commencement of earthwork for laying the foundation for construction of the dam. The construction material to lay concrete for the foundation of the dam has been kept ready at the site."We apprehend that the construction work would proceed in full swing.
Once the permanent structure comes up, Tamil Nadu's lower riparian rights would be irretrievably compromised," the chief minister said in a letter to Modi.