Tamil Nadu has reduced the quantity of water released from the Parambikulam Aliyar Project (PAP) to Chitturpuzha from 160 cusecs to 100 cusecs from Saturday, further affecting the standing paddy crop in the Chittur irrigation project area.

Following this, in the next two weeks (till March 15) Chittur will get only 165 mcft of water as against the 460 mcft water the area was getting.

Kerala is to get 2.37 TMC feet more water from the PAP for Chittur in the current water year ending on June 30, 2013.

As per the PAP agreement, Chittur should get 7.25 TMC feet water in every water year. But in this water year till February 27, Chittur got only 4.87 TMC feet water.

Most of the years the PAP agreement was violated by Tamil Nadu.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was on a visit to the district on Thursday, said the State government had decided to approach the Supreme Court against the violation of PAP agreement by Tamil Nadu.

  • Quantity reduced from 160 to

    100 cusecs

  • Fears over paddy crop in Chittur