Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Union Cabinet’s decision to constitute a supervisory committee for raising the Mullaperiyar dam level to 142 feet.

In a statement here on Wednesday night, Ms. Jayalalithaa lauded the Prime Minister for the prompt action on her plea in a memorandum she had submitted to him during their June 3 meeting in New Delhi.

The decision will help mitigate the distress of farmers in the five southern districts of Tamil Nadu dependent on Mullaperiyar water, she said.

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