Cauvery water dispute: Committee meets to fix quantum of water to be released

The Supreme Court modified its earlier order and has now asked Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs Cauvery water per day, down from previous 15,000 cusecs, to Tamil Nadu till September 20.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2016 3:33 pm
Cauvery, Kaveri, Cauvery protest, Kaveri protests, news, cauvery supreme court, cauvery sc order, sc order cauvery, karnataka, tamil nadu, The Supreme Court had asked Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs Cauvery water per day, down from previous 15,000 cusecs, to Tamil Nadu till September 20. (File Photo)

The Cauvery Supervisory Committee, headed by Union Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar, today met here to decide on the quantum of water to be released to Tamil Nadu and other states after September 20.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had asked Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs Cauvery water per day, down from previous 15,000 cusecs, to Tamil Nadu till September 20.

“The committee will decide on the quantum of water to be released after September 20,” an official said.

Besides Shekhar, the meeting is being attended by officials of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry governments.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of the apex court on September 5 asking Tamil Nadu to approach the committee over the issue.

Protests by farmers and pro-Kannada outfits have been reported from several parts of Karnataka over the Supreme Court’s order asking it to release water to Tamil Nadu.