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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.

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  1. S
    Sep 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm
    Hey good sugestion sirius but its not gonna work bcoz last year chennai was devasted... TN CM need water from karnataka not from rtreat mansoon
    1. A
      Sep 20, 2016 at 11:24 pm
      It is in interest of both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and nation as w our Judiciary must look ground level situation through non-Political experts and take decision accordingly.If there is no sufficient water in Kaveri rever then how one can demand and release of water further whatever water being release will never reach destination at least 60% of it due leakage and theft of water while proceeding to destination.Why not Judiciary order centre and states for connecting all rivers to avoid flood or otherwise. situation.
      1. K
        Sep 20, 2016 at 7:12 pm
        For defying the Supreme court orders there is no punishment, if it was in some country like America the w Police department will be implementing this order with a iron fist. Indian courts cannot function independently, it clearly shows the weakness in the system and lack of honor or respect for the law of the land. Siddaramiah should be put in PRISON for paying people to burn buses and create a law and order challenge. When the CM has no honesty then the police and public also take advantage of the situation.
        1. C
          Sep 20, 2016 at 5:49 pm
          This is a plot by BJP and central government to topple congress government. Anyone with any sense won't give away water to others if there is no water for ourselves.
          1. S
            S k
            Sep 21, 2016 at 12:29 am
            SC judges incompetence, Jayabalithas arrogance and Modis indifferance has already cost 2 lives, heavy property damage and loss of livelihood of hundreds. If Karnataka releases any more water, there will be more deaths from lack of drinking water.
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