Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Okay Palaniswami may launch stream interlink work
CHENNAI: Chief minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami will inaugurate the AIADMK government’s formidable Cauvery-Gundar interlink assignment each on February 21 or 22 if Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn’t release it all through his next visit.
On February 17, Modi will preserve a video-convention to commit the oil ministry’s Tuticorin-Ramanathapuram gasoline pipeline assignment and lay the foundation stone for an oil refinery at Nagapattinam. In his next scheduled visit to Coimbatore on February 25, Modi is anticipated to position a foundation stone for the Lower Bhavani sub-basin assignment.
“While the PMO received clearance from the Union Jal Shakti Ministry for the graduation of the Bhavani project, the interlinking file stays caught with the ministry. If the ministry does now no longer clean it on time, the lead minister is anticipated to do the Bhoomi pooja for the project,” said a supply. Just some days withinside the past, properly-being minister C Vijayabaskar had advised newshounds in Pudukottai that the PM and the CM could lay the muse for the river interlinking assignment on February 14.
DMK leader S Durai Murugan picked a hole in the assignment release, announcing it became released with the aid of using former CM M Karunanidhi in 2009 and a barrage became constructed at Mayanur to divert Cauvery water to Gundar. But it remains an established truth that the DMK government didn’t continue with the improvement of canals, which is widespread to hyperlink the two rivers.
The BJP-led Karnataka government had been objecting to Tamil Nadu‘s Sarabanga raise Irrigation assignment – diverting 0.5tmcft of flood surplus from Mettur to a hundred dry tanks of Sarabanga sub-basin in Salem district with the aid of using raising irrigation.
Once the Bhoomi pooja is held for the Cauvery-Gundar hyperlink assignment, PWD will begin the paintings of a flood provider canal for approximately 11km in Karur and Pudukottai districts at a rate of Rs331 crore under component I of the assignment, which incorporates linking the Cauvery (Kattalai barrage) and South Vellar. Bids for the paintings were floated in December. “The branch issued painting orders to the contractors today (Monday),” said a reputable supply.
Part I desires at organizing a canal for 118.45km to hyperlink Cauvery to South Vellar, while component II among South Vellar and Vaigai runs for approximately 107.24km and component III among Vaigai and Gundar for 34km.
Part I is part of the Mahanadhi-Godavari-Cauvery-Gundar hyperlink under the National Perspective Plan of the Union government. Palaniswami has been reiterating in his advertising campaign direction that paintings could begin rapidly to meet the long-pending call for the southern districts.