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TN farmers partially buried themselves in sand, to demand a Cauvery Management Board

Apr 06, 2018 19:01 IST
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Farmers in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, on Friday, partially buried themselves in sand on the banks of the Cauvery River, demanding that the Central Government create the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) at the earliest. The protest was led by farmer leader Ayyakannu. The apex court on February 16 had ordered the central government to set up the CMB and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee within six weeks. However, the court also decreased Tamil Nadu’s share in the water, much to the dismay of the people of the state. Police intervened and forcibly evicted the protesting farmers from the Cauvery Riverbank.