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Tamil Nadu, Kerala chief ministers meet to address interstate river water issues

In a major effort to address water-sharing disputes between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the chief ministers of the two states held discussions in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday (September 25). 

Tamil Nadu, Kerala chief ministers meet to address interstate river water issues
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Thiruvananthapuram, First Published Sep 25, 2019, 5:51 PM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: A meeting is underway between Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in Thiruvananthapuram over interstate river water issues.

Details regarding their meeting are currently awaited.

Recently, as many as 113 people lost their lives in the floods that had crippled the state of Kerala. Soon after the state was hit by floods, chief minister Vijayan had announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of people who lost their lives due to the deluge.

It may be noted, that Lok Sabha in July passed a bill that proposes to set up an Inter-State River Water Disputes Tribunal to resolve water disputes in a time-bound manner with Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat saying that there was a need to focus on water management due to declining per capita availability of water in the country.

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