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THE National Board of Wildlife has deferred clearance to the Andhra Pradesh government's proposed dam on Palar river, as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. The decision was taken at the Standing Committee meeting of the board held on December 22.

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THE technical report on `Palar Reservoir and its Salient Features' prepared by the Department of Irrigation and Command Area Development, Andhra Pradesh, over two years ago pointed out that the hydrological clearance has already been accorded for the formation of the dam for utilisation of 600 million cubic metre (mcft) of water.

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PWD Minister Durai Murugan on Friday expressed shock over the reported assurance given by Union Minister of State for Environment Jairam Ramesh to Andhra Pradesh government that permission would be given for constructing a dam across the Palar river within 15 days

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