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Kerala may revise water tariff soon

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on March 12, 2018

Kerala Water Resources Minister P J Joseph has hinted that the State Government would not be able to indefinitely put off a revision of water tariff.

Public utility Kerala Water Authority was being asked to submit a revised proposal for the purpose, the Minister told newspersons here.

Prevailing tariff were fixed years ago and did not reflect today’s costs and hence the need for a revision, the Minister said.

Mullaperiyar case

He also said that the State would move the Supreme Court with a review petition in the Mullaperiyar case. Legal consultations were on to ensure that the petition gets filed by the month-end.

The State would also initiate steps needed to protect its interests in the Cauvery Tribunal award. Tenders have been floated for building a dam on the Pambar.

Regulators and check-dams would come up on the Bhavani and Kabini rivers. As per the award, the State’s share of Cauvery water was 30 tmc ft, the Minister said.

Published on June 04, 2014

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