The general secretary of Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam affiliated to CPI, V. Durai Manickam appealed to the Central government to form the Cauvery Management Board and water regulating authority closely on the heals of gazetting of final award of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal and to ensure that Tamil Nadu to get the share of water as per the final award.
In a press release issued here on Thursday, he thanked the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for taking all efforts legally to get the award gazetted.
He also recalled the struggles that preceded gazetting of the final award. A case praying for formation of a Tribunal to settle the Cauvery issue was filed in 1983 by S.Ranganathan, secretary, Cauvery Delta Farmers Welfare Association.
The Tribunal gave the interim award and it was also gazetted.
Final award was given in 2007 and now it has been gazetted.
But lot of agitations, bandhs, fasts have been organised to get a finality in the Cauvery issue, Mr.Durai Manickam said.
He also said that surplus water flowing into Arabian Sea from the west flowing rivers can be diverted and used by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. He said that modernisation of Cauvery delta irrigation system should be taken up immediately.
‘Surplus water flowing into Arabian Sea from west flowing rivers can be diverted and used by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu’