Supreme Court order is ‘unimplementable’, we have no water: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

The Supreme Court directed Karnataka to release 6000 cusecs of water every day to Tamil Nadu till September 27.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 9:47 pm
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that it is very difficult to implement the Supreme Court order, directing the state to release 6000 cusecs of water every day to Tamil Nadu till September 27.

“Since we do not have water, it is very difficult to implement. It is an unimplementable order,” Siddaramaiah told news agency ANI.

Earlier today, the apex court, after taking stock of ground realities, directed Karnataka to release water every day to Tamil Nadu. A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra also ordered the Central Government to notify and constitute a Cauvery Management Board within four weeks.

The court also gave both parties three days time to submit their objections to the Cauvery Supervisory Committee report. The Supervisory Committee report directed Karnataka to release 3000 cusecs of water every day from September 21 till the end of the month. The report sparked protests in Karnataka and security has been heightened in sensitive areas to avoid a repeat of violent incidents.