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Karnataka to move SC against Cauvery Supervisory Committee’s order

The Karnataka government will move the Supreme Court on Tuesday to challenge the Cauvery Supervisory Committee’s order asking the state to release 3,000 cusecs of water per day from Wednesday till September 30.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2016 13:15 IST
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This photo shows Cauvery river water being released from the Kabini Dam at Heggadadevankote province about 165km south-west of Bangalore.
This photo shows Cauvery river water being released from the Kabini Dam at Heggadadevankote province about 165km south-west of Bangalore.(AFP File Photo)

The Karnataka government will move the Supreme Court on Tuesday to challenge the Cauvery Supervisory Committee’s order asking the state to release 3,000 cusecs of water per day from Wednesday till September 30.

Karnataka’s home minister G Parameshwar said the state is not in a position to release Cauvery water due to shortage being faced by them.

The Cauvery Supervisory Committee, which met in New Delhi on Monday, directed Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of water per day for ten days beginning September 21.

Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Union water resources secretary Shashi Shekhar said there was no consensus between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu regarding the release of water.

He said the Karnataka chief secretary opposed the release of water on the ground that they are also facing huge scarcity.

On the other hand, the Tamil Nadu chief secretary requested for the release of water as ordered by the Supreme Court.

Shekhar said the Committee has taken the decision keeping in mind the interest of all stake holders as well as rainfall scenario.

The Supreme Court on September 5 asked Tamil Nadu to approach the Supervisory Committee in this regard.

The Apex Court had also asked Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs of water per day till Tuesday.