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Release 15,000 cusec of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, SC tells Karnataka

india Updated: Sep 05, 2016 19:12 IST
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File photo of Karnataka chief minister and Union minister Anantha Kumar during a meeting on the Cauvery water dispute. (PTI File Photo)

The Supreme Court directed the Karnataka government on Monday to release 15,000 cusec of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu for next 10 days to meet the demand of the summer crop in the state.

The bench of justice Dipak Misra and justice Uday Umesh Lalit, asked the supervisory committee to look into Tamil Nadu’s plea over the deficiency in the supply of 60 tmcft of water from June to August.

It gave Tamil Nadu three days time to approach the Supervisory Committee with its grievance.

The court gave three days time to Karnataka to respond to the plea by Tamil Nadu.

The bench asked the Supervisory Committee to examine the matter in four days and pass appropriate directions.

The court directed listing of the matter for further hearing on September 16.