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In a statement, he said the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, had been repeatedly moving the Centre to expedite peninsular rivers development and allocate sufficient funds for the implementation of projects involving inter-linking of rivers.
As early as in 1982, the then Chief Minister, M.G. Ramachandran, took up the issue with the then Union Minister for Irrigation and requested the Centre to declare all rivers national rivers and bring legislation to ensure proper utilisation of rivers. Ms. Jayalalithaa also raised the issue in 1984 in the Rajya Sabha, he said.
The National Water Development Agency had drawn up a national perspective plan comprising two components the Peninsular Rivers Development and Himalayan Rivers Development. Peninsular Rivers Development, which was of immense use to Tamil Nadu, had been studied by the Agency and it had given pre-feasibility reports for inter-linking peninsular rivers besides a feasibility report for the Pamba-Achankoil-Vaippar link, he said.
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