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Don’t let Tirupur and Karur turn into desert, says TTV Dhinakaran to Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

CHENNAI: AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran demanded that the state government should stop the Kerala government’s attempt to build a check dam across the Silanthi river, which would turn the Amaravathi basin into a desert.

He lashed out that the DMK government for compromising the state’s rights over the inter-state water disputes for the sake of its alliance found it unacceptable and added that the move to build a check dam in Peruguda was “strongly condemnable”.

Water flow from Silanthi river, a tributary of Amaravathi, would be disrupted and adversely affect several combined drinking water projects and irrigation up to 55,000 hectares in Tirupur and Karur districts, AMMK leader Dhinakaran said in his social media post.

Dhinakaran urged Prime Minister MK Stalin to act quickly to ensure the rights of the people of the state.