Thiruvananthapuram: The Southern State Chief Ministers’ meeting will be held today in Thiruvananthapuram under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin, Pinarayi Vijayan (Kerala), Basavaraj Bommai (Karnataka), Jagan Mohan Reddy (Andhra), Chandrasekhara Rao (Telangana), Puducherry Chief Minister Rangasamy will participate in this.
Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are 6 states that are part of the South Zone Council. The Chief Ministers’ meeting of the southern states which are part of this South Zone Council is being held today in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala state.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is presiding over this meeting. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin and Puducherry Chief Minister Rangasamy will attend the meeting. Also, the Chief Ministers of other southern states such as Pinarayi Vijayan (Kerala), Basavaraj Bommai (Karnataka), Jagan Mohan Reddy (Andhra), Chandrasekhara Rao (Telangana), senior ministers, chief secretaries, principal secretaries and senior officers of the Central Government will attend. Sources said.
The meeting will discuss common issues like water sharing, coastal protection, connectivity, energy etc.
It is to be noted that in the meeting of the Chief Ministers of the Southern States, issues related to border, security, road, transport, industry, water, energy, forest, environment, housing, education, food security, tourism, transport will be discussed.
As per the already established practice and custom, the Zonal Council meeting is preceded by its Standing Committee meeting. It will examine and prioritize the agenda placed before the meeting of Southern Chief Ministers.