Cauvery: Central team winds up TN visit, leaves for Delhi

Cauvery: Central team winds up TN visit, leaves for Delhi

The high-level technical team constituted by the Supreme Court on the Cauvery issue on Tuesday wrapped up its two-day assessment of the Cauvery basin in the state’s delta districts.

Earlier in the day, it held discussions with the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and other top officials at a hotel in Chennai.

The team that arrived in Tamil Nadu on Sunday inspected the Mettur reservoir in Salem district and the Bhavanisagar dam in Erode district. The team also met representatives of various farmers’ associations in the Delta districts of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Trichy and Nagapattinam.

The team, led by Central Water Commission Chairman GS Jha, held discussions with Chief Secretary P Ramamohana Rao and Public Works Department Principal Secretary SK Prabakar.

The team, led by Central Water Commission Chairman GS Jha told reporters that the team was in the process of processing the data collected in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and analysing them. It would submit its report in the Supreme Court on or before October 17.

Jha thanked both the states “for nicely organising the visit and sharing the information so that we can be able to assess the ground realities in a very feasible manner”.