Sharing of inter-state river water resources: case studies of two major irrigation systems in Tamil Nadu, India
International Journal of Water Resources Development 11(4): 443-456
ISSN/ISBN: 0790-0627 DOI: 10.1080/07900629550042128
In India, 16 or the 18 major river basins cover two or more states. There are a number of cases in which basin states have collaborated in developing projects on interstate rivers. The importance of water sharing in India is considered with reference to two major irrigation systems in Tamil Nadu: the Cauvery Mettur Project (CMP) and the Periyar Vaigai Project (PVP). The CMP involves cooperation between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry. The PVP involves Tamil Nadu and Kerala.