Cauvery: Water will be released from Mettur dam once storage level reaches 90 feet, Tamil Nadu CM says

By Times Of India on 19 Jun 2018 | read
TRICHY: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy on Monday said water will be released from Mettur dam for irrigation once the storage level reaches 90 feet.
Talking to reporters at Trichy airport, the chief minister said, “Everyone knows that water can be released only after the level touches 90 feet. There is good inflow.”

The chief minister was on his was to Mayiladuthurai in Nagappattinam district to attend a public meeting.

On the delay in constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Authority, Palaniswami said the Karnataka government was yet to appoint its member while Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry have already appointed their members.

“We have asked the central government to get the member from Karnataka and convene the first meeting of the authority and form the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee. Letters have already been sent to the Prime Minister and water resource minister,” said the CM.

Reacting to the rumours about rebel MLA Thanga Tamilselvan joining his camp, the chief minister said such a move would be welcomed. However, he denied rumours that Tamilselvan would be given a ministerial berth.