Actress-turned-politician Ramya, best known for pairing opposite Simbu and Dhanush in Kuthu and Pollathavan, has written a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging his intervention in the ongoing Cauvery row, which has caused unrest in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
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We all know by now that the Cauvery dispute is based on a faulty agreement.
There are certain changes and alterations to be made, most importantly on distress sharing- for eg read the Final Order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal dated 05.02.2007
-If yield of Cauvery basin is less in a distress year, the allocated shares shall be proportionately reduced among the States
Proportionate sharing does not calculate ground reality.This is what is causing all the problems.
Luckily for us, there is Clause XX
Clause XX of the Cauvery verdict –
Nothing contained herein shall prevent the alteration, amendment or modification of all or any of the foregoing clauses by agreement between the parties.
The Cauvery dispute will continue if we don’t make the changes to the agreement, therefore it is imperative that the Prime Minister intervene in this matter, by bringing the Chief Ministers of both the states ( ‘the parties’ as in the agreement) of Tamilnadu Dr. J. Jayalalitha and Karnataka Shri. Siddaramiah together and put an end to the Cauvery dispute.
They can once and for all come up with a distress sharing formula that is agreeable to both. (The Chief Minister of Karnataka has written a letter to Shri.Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India but he has not responded as yet.)