Cauvery dispute: Supreme Court directs Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu

The apex court also directed both the state administrations to ensure peace and harmony.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2016 4:58 pm
BCCI, BCCI review petition, BCCI review, BCCI lodha panel, bcci supreme court, supreme court, lodha panel recommendations, lodha panel, bcci lodha review, cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news The apex court also directed both the state administrations to ensure peace and harmony.

The newly-appointed Supreme Court bench, constituted to adjudicate the Cauvery dispute, on Tuesday directed Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of water everyday to Tamil Nadu till it issues further orders.

The apex court also directed both the state administrations to ensure peace and harmony. Saying that the sense of citizenry must prevail in the two states, the bench observed that “morality of respect” should exist among their people.

An apex court committee, constituted to study the Cauvery issue, on Monday noted that the situation was grim in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The committee has stated that 42 of the 48 talukas of Karnataka in the Cauvery basin have been affected by drought.

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“Karnataka’s Mandy district is worst affected and has witnessed many suicides. No water in Tamil Nadu for cattle also. Standing crops in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are affected due to scarcity of water. Sugarcane farming in both states needs to be discouraged,” the report added.

On Monday, the delta farmers in Tamil Nadu resorted to rail roko agitation and urged the government to set up a Cauvery Management Board.

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    harish
    Oct 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm
    I don't understand why farmers grow sugarcane and paddy when there are other crops which can give better returns on investment. These two crops are highly water intensive crops. Last year Maharashtra too suffered huge water scarcity because of sugarcane crop.
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      ila
      Oct 26, 2016 at 9:26 am
      The suicides in Mandya are not directly related to drought or crop faiure. They are more due to non payment of dues by the Sugar factories. Karnataka is mixing up issues to cover its back by falsification of facts.
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        manian
        Oct 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm
        Obviously both TNandKA suuffer due to the uncooperating nature.No court or judgement can dictate to natuer.It is high time we adapt ourselves according to the vagouries of nature.farmers change crop patterns.swich over to more dry crops and people change their food habits.
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          NBM
          Oct 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm
          Is there a long plan to resolve water shortages in India? One month peoples homes are devastated by floods and then another month there is no water to drink or bathe! All monsoon flood water should be diverted with specailly constructed canals to large reservoirs all over India. Plant trees and shrubs alongside rivers and streams, around farm fields - this will hold and release the water slowly and create shade and habitat for wild life and help with pollination.
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