to store water in the Dam up to 142 feet can be implemented immediately. (c)
Release of Water from Neyyar Dam by Government of Kerala
9200 acres of land in Vilvancode Taluk, Kanyakumari District, which was part of the erstwhile Travancore-Cochin State before States’ reorganization, was to benefit under the Left Bank canal of the Neyyar Irrigation Project. After the reorganisation of States the Vilvancode Taluk had been transferred to Tamil Nadu and water was being released from the Neyyar Dam for irrigation up to February 2004. The Government of Kerala abruptly stopped the supply of water from March, 2004, on the plea that Neyyar is an Intra-State river. I request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to direct the Government of Kerala to restore water supply to Tamil Nadu from the Neyyar Dam.
Inter-linking of Rivers : (i) Inter-linking of Peninsular Rivers:-
The Government of Tamil Nadu has been urging the Government of India to implement the interlinking of the Rivers Mahanadhi-Godavari-Krishna-Pennar-Palar-Cauvery and then on to Gundar as also the diversion of waters of the west flowing rivers of Pamba and Achankovil to Vaippar in Tamil Nadu under the Peninsular Rivers Development Component. In a Public Interest Petition the Supreme Court, in its Order dated 27.2.2012, directed the Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources, to constitute a Special Committee for the implementation of Inter-Linking of Rivers. Unfortunately, the Union Ministry of Water Resources, after the formation of the Committee in May, 2013, has not taken any further steps to implement the inter linking of rivers project. I have the following requests:
The Special Committee for interlinking of rivers should be activated.
All inter-State rivers should be nationalised so that water resources of the Country are optimally utilised. (ii)
Inter-linking of Rivers within the State:-
Athikadavu-Avinashi Flood Canal Scheme: Government of Tamil Nadu had sought the assistance of Government of India for implementation of the