Declare Godavari-Cauvery plan as national project: Tamil Nadu

Sunday, 21 Feb, 10.38 am

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the Godavari- Cauvery river linking project as a National Project so as to benefit lakhs of people in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Addressing the sixth governing council meeting of NITI Aayog, he said river
Cauvery and its tributaries had to be rejuvenated on the lines of 'Namami
Gange' and requested the Centre to accord sanction and extend financial assistance to the State at the earliest.

'We are meeting after a year, during which period the world has been struck
by the most extensive pandemic we have seen.