Chennai, Dec 22: Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi has claimed to have been 'fighting' for the resolution of the Cauvery water dispute between the state and Karnataka.
Inaugurating the platinum jubilee celebrations of Mettur Dam near Salem, the DMK leader on Tuesday, Dec 22 recalled the problem which has been plaguing both the states since 85 years.
“When issues arose on sharing of the Cauvery river water, the (then) Madras presidency and Mysore state entered into an agreement in 1924. So the problem had started then itself and I was also born that year," the DMK leader said through video conferencing.
The octogenarian, who reiterated the DMK government's commitment to farmers and all those dependent on Cauvery water, said the state has submitted a Rs 5,100 crore project to the Centre for approval which will focus on restoration and infrastructure projects to be undertaken at different places on Cauvery and its tributaries.