Protests on Kerala, TN border; on water sharing issue
Massive protests have erupted on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border by farmers.
The protest resulted in stopping of vehicles in Govindapuram, Gopalapuram, Naduponi, Meenakshipuram.
It need be mentioned that this comes after reports that Tamil Nadu is supposed to give 7.25 TMC of water but only 5.1 TMC was only given.
Vehicles in the region have been stopped from plying.
This is based on Parambikulam Aliyar project whereas per an agreement Tamil Nadu government has to release water to Kerala.
The protesting farmers cited the problem of the struggle for the water even for drinking purposes and thus their demand is genuine and fair.
From last night the farmers in the region have stopped all the vehicles plying by the Pollachi check Post.
There have been long standing dispute between over the sharing of water.
Parambikulam-Aliyar Project-Thirumoorthy Reservoir Project Committee (PAP-TRPC) and those forming part of Alambalayam Poosarinayakkan Aeri Pasana Vivasayikal Sangam (APAPVS) in Coimbatore district have been fighting over the sharing of water from the Thirumoorthy dam.
Constructed in 1967 across the Palar, Tiruppur district, it is seen as an important source of water for the people in certain regions of Pallakkad in Kerala.>