Construction across Palar: Jaya seeks immediate intervention of Chandrababu Naidu: Chief minister J Jayalalithaa has asked her Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu to immediately intervene and instruct officials to take urgent steps to reduce the level of the check dam across Palar river to its original level and not to store water additionally, to ensure natural flows to her state
“I wish to bring to your urgent notice an important issue relating to the action of the Irrigation Department of Andhra Pradesh increasing the height of the check dam from the existing five feet to 12 feet across river Palar,” she said in a letter to Naidu.
She said the dam at Perumballam village across Palar in Chithoor district near the Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu border, is on an inter-state river covered under the Madras-Mysore Agreement of 1892.
She said. “This unilateral action of Andhra Pradesh authorities has caused great alarm and apprehension in Tamil Nadu.”
The CM said that Palar was already water deficit, and the river supported an ayacut of about 4.20 lakh acres in Tamil Nadu. Farmers in Tamil Nadu