- Tamil Nadu files objection to the Cauvery Supervisory Committee's verdict
- TN says Karnataka should release 17.5 TMC water by September end
- It also states they need water for Samba paddy cultivation
In its objection, Tamil Nadu has asked the Supreme Court to facilitate the ruling to an effect of forcing Karnataka to release 17.5 TMC water by the end of September.
The Cauvery Supervisory Committee had announced its verdict of 3,000 cusecs on September 19, a day before the ruling of Supreme Court on the Cauvery row.
However, the Supreme Court had ruled that Karnataka should release 6,000 cusecs of water (per day) to Tamil Nadu for seven days from September 21.
Instead, Karnakata held an all-party meet and decided to postpone the decision on releasing water to Tamil Nadu.
Currently, the Karnataka Assembly is holding a discussion of both the Houses, to take a final decision on whether to release water to Tamil Nadu or to defer to the SC’s verdict.
The Tamil Nadu has cited that it needs water for Samba paddy cultivation. But the sources say that Tamil Nadu farmers have completed one Samba paddy crop and are asking for water for the second harvest.
Whereas, Karnataka had put up an argument that the people in the Cauvery basin do not have enough water to drink.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:01 PM IST