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Prambikulam-Aliyaar Treaty: Compensation to be sought

Posted on Jan 31, 12:11PM | UNI

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30 : Kerala will seek legal remedy for compensation from Tamil Nadu for the extensive damage of crops in Palakkad as the neigbouring state failed to abide by the Parambikulam- Aliyaar treaty.

Talking to newspersons after the Cabinet briefing here, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said 'by failing to give Kerala the agreed amount of water, there has been extensive damage to crops in Palakkad.'

The committee that constituted to monitor the treaty has also failed to convene. There was no response from Tamil Nadu for the letters send to them regarding the treaty.

He said the Government is vehemently opposing the stand of Tamil Nadu Government and that the all-party meeting had a united stand in this matter.

Kerala would initiate legal steps in this regard. The state would demand the water that was to be released to Kerala. The all party meeting has opined to have a Chief Minister level talk to resolve this problem, he said, adding a letter would be sent to Tamil Nadu in this regard.