TPDK to stage protests against Kerala government's decision over Siruvani dam


COIMBATORE: Various political parties and organisations in Coimbatore on Tuesday will stage protest against Kerala government's decision to not let the water level touch the full reservoir level in the Siruvani Reservoir.


As a mark of protest, many political parties led by TPDK will stop buses coming from Kerala to enter Coimbatore at Thiruvalluvar bus stand.

Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK), general secretary K Ramakrishnan alleged that the Kerala Government on purpose let out water from the Siruvani Reservoir.

He alleged that the Kerala government did not allow Siruvani dam reservoir to reach its full capacity by constructing multiple check dams across the river.

"If the Kerala government does not fill water to the full capacity, then we would prevent all buses registered in Kerala from entering the city and stage a massive protest at Thiruvalluvar bus stand," TPDK general secretary K Ramakrishnan said.

"There has been heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of Siruvani river but Kerala government is diverting water to various canals in its state even before the dam can reach full capacity," he said.

“The dam is one of the main sources of drinking water for people living in Coimbatore and because of the actions of Kerala government, the drinking water supply will be badly affected in summer months," he added.

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