The Deesheeya Karshaka Samajam has urged Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and Minister for Water Resources N.K Premachandran to take steps to solve the water crisis in the Chitturpuzha irrigation ayacut area by taking up the matter with their Tamil Nadu counterparts.
In a statement here on Saturday, Samajam general secretary Muthalamthode Mani said the availability of water from the Parambikulam Aliyar Project (PAP) was not adequate for the standing paddy crops. More water should be released by Tamil Nadu from PAP, he said. He said the government should take steps to get the pending 8,210 mcft water from Tamil Nadu to Chitturpuzha from PAP. This water should be made available in instalments in the coming years.