TN violated Parambikulam-Aliyar river pact: Kerala
Kerala Tuesday alleged Tamil Nadu has violated the Parambikulam-Aliyar river pact (PAP) and said it would explore legal steps to get its due share of water. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the assembly that Wednesday cabinet would discuss the issue and consider all options.
"If necessary the issue will be taken up with the Chief Minister of that State. It is Kerala's right to get our due share under the PAP agreement. The state will do everything possible to get it', Chandy said.
He said Tamil Nadu had not responded positively to Kerala's request to release its due share even after water Resources Minister wrote two letters in this regard. He was replying to a notice for an adjournment motion on the severe drought conditions prevailing in the state.
Seeking a debate on the motion, LDF brought to the notice of the house the drought situation in Chittoor taluk and other parts of Palakkad district and the urgency with which the government had to take up the issue with Tamil Nadu.
With TN not releasing water to Kerala, paddy cultivation in about 20,000 hectares in Placard district was under the threat of destruction, they claimed. LDC Opposition members staged a walkout in protest against Speaker G Katheryn's refusal to admit the motion following Chandy's reply.
The PA dam inside Kerala is managed by TN.This is a project built after Independence to divert waters of a west flowing KL river towards east in Coimbatore Dist.
Reading humble bumble farmer's(Ex PM of India Shri Deve Gowda) statement on 'injustice' to KA one wonders whether this whole thing called India is one big fake.He is talking about waters which in the first place do not belong to KA and which has been alloted to TN by Supreme Court.It is KAs fault if they have increased area under cultivation without pondering whether they have any rights over the waters.
One would expect that Cong,JD(S) and BJP would educate KA farmers about the facts of the case-the court judgement,federal polity,the international doctrine and past judgements on inter-state and international water disputes instead of inflaming passions and misleading people.One would think that our nation has fairly decent water resources and people,politicians,experts would be thinking of optimising/conserving our resources for drinking,irrigation etc
In something totally unrelated,yet deeply interlinked issue imvho,for decades TN politicians have baited brahmanas on reservation issue using the same mob ideology.They have claimed that admission to colleges and jobs should by right go to non-brahmanas(almost all of whom have been declared 'backward' and without the criterian of elimination of creamy layer so that tamizh chauvinist exclusivist identity is never challenged.To be fair this unconstitutional protectionism has also given security and confidence.Also it is not as if KA has a very different policy within and the huge increase in pvt engg colleges in both KA and TN has eased the supply problem,yet it is TN which has caused trouble at the centre given its more robust and sadly virulent,though it is only a strain, sub-nationalism) and only mannin mainthar tamizh people have right to education and jobs that brahmanas as aryan invaders can get 'whatever is left over'.
True the tamizh brahmanas themselves are hardly homogenous.They include the most dynamic/big industrialists(tvs/INDIA ceMENTS/Simpson/CTS) to a small poor sub-class
Theres a tamizh pazhamozhi which says 'rishi moolam,nadi moolam paarka koodathu'.DMK politicians deride the Vedic heritage and its values claiming its a foreign import while they want water from Kaveri,parambikulam,mullaiperiyaar.
Its not as if KA,KL,AP,Shiv Sena,Northern India,Punjab does not have their own hypocrisies,warts etc.
And Sushuptiji think narendra bhai is the messiah to solve all the issues.