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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
|Ministry of Water Resources|
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3646
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.05.2007
Linking of Rivers in Tamil Nadu
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of WATER RESOURCES be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Central Government are aware that the State Government of Tamil Nadu propose to work on the possibility of linking rivers in that State as stated by the State’s PWD Minister recently; and
(b) if so, what action the Central Government propose to take in the matter, so as to ensure that the riparian States in the South are not in any way adversely affected?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES (SHRI JAI PRAKASH NARAYAN YADAV )
(a) & (b): National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has been entrusted with the work of identifying intra-State links and to prepare pre-feasibility/feasibility reports of these links. NWDA has requested all the States, including Tamil Nadu on 29.7.2005, to inform the details of intra-State links for further studies by NWDA. The Government of Tamil Nadu has not sent any proposal to the Ministry of Water Resources/NWDA.