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TN objects to Dam Safety Bill, urges PM to withdraw it

TN objects to Dam Safety Bill, urges PM to withdraw it

Chennai, Dec 14 (UNI) Objecting to the Dam Safety Bill introduced

in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on

Friday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and

demanded its withdrawal till Tamil Nadu's genuine concerns were

addressed.

In a Demi-Official letter to Mr Modi, copies of which were released

to the media here, he said the serious concerns of Tamil Nadu have

not been addressed at all by the Centre and a Bill has now been

introduced in the Lok Sabha without considering the views, comments

of the State Governments.

Recalling the June 15 letter written to him and the resolution passed

in the Assembly in this regard, he said he had urged Mr Modi not to

legislate an Act on Dam Safety till such time all the States were

consulted and consensus was evolved.

Mr Palaniswami said Tamil Nadu's main concerns were that the Ist

proviso under Section 23(1) of the Dam Safety Bill, 2018, specifies

that where the specified Dam in one State was owned by another

State, then the National Dam Safety Authority would act as the

State Dam Safety Organization for that particular dam.

'This implies that the dam owning State would have no rights over

the safety and maintenance of the dam located in another State',

he said and pointed out that Tamil Nadu’s Mullaiperiyar, Parambikulam,

Thunakkadavu and Peruvaripallam dams were owned, operated and

maintained by the State Government by virtue of Inter-State

Agreements, but were located in a neighbouring State.

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