TN political leaders, farmers to meet PM for Cauvery Management Board

TN political leaders, farmers to meet PM for Cauvery Management Board

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Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) A meeting of Tamil Nadu political party leaders and representatives of farmers associations on Thursday unanimously decided to send an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon and urge him to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee as per Supreme Court orders.The delegation would be headed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter K.Palaniswami, as per the resolution adopted at the meeting of all parties held at the state secretariat.According to the resolution, the all party delegation would consist of party leaders, MPs and farmers' representatives.The meeting chaired by Palaniswami on Thursday also resolved that the state government would hold discussions with the legal experts and take appropriate action on the reduction of Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu as per the apex court order.The Supreme Court on February 16, reduced Tamil Nadu's share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 TMC, down from 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007.The all-party meeting was called to discuss the issue and also the legal ways to be explored to secure the state's rights.--IANSvj/vd

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