September 21, 2016 12:00:47 am
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Karnataka government to release 6000 cusecs of Cauvery River water every day to Tamil Nadu till September 27.
A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra observed that the ground realities warranted directing the upper riparian state to release more water, starting tomorrow.
The bench further directed the Central government to constitute, notify and make functional Cauvery Management Board within four weeks.
Taking note of the grievances of both the state governments regarding the order passed by the Cauvery Supervisory Committee a day ago, the court gave both the states three days to submit their objections to the report of the Supervisory Committee.
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On Monday, the Cauvery Supervisory Committee had ordered release of 3,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu from 21 to 30 September, sparking another round of protests in various parts of Karnataka.
Order tough to implement: CM
The Karnataka government Tuesday called for a meeting of the Cabinet and opposition leaders on Wednesday to address the repercussions of the latest Supreme Court order.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, while appealing for calm, said, “We have stated that we have no water. We need the water at present for drinking. Our authorities have presented this to the committee. Despite all this an order has been given. Since we don’t have water it is very difficult to implement.”
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