Parambikulam Aliyar: Kerala, TN to meet again in August

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Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (UNI) Kerala and Tamil Nadu will meet again in the first week of August to discuss the Parambikulam Aliyar Project agreement to ease the decade-old deadlock between the two states over sharing water in the Sholayar basin.

Kerala Chief Secretary P J Thomas and his Tamil Nadu Counter Part L K Tripathy today held discussions in this regard. Both the Chief Secretaries said the discussions were cordial.

After the meeting, Kerala Water Resources Minister N K Premachandran told reporters here that he hoped the problem between the two states would be solved through dialogues. Kerala wanted to have an agreement with the neighbouring state on the Parambikulam Aliyar issue, he added.

Mr Thomas said Tamil Nadu had been apprised of the demands of the state.

Meanwhile, Mr Tripathy said Tamil Nadu had demanded two TMC water from the Anamalayar dam when it got completed. Another demand was that Kerala should make public the exact date of Idamalayar dam's commissioning.

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