Karnataka releasing 25-30% of Cauvery inflow to Tamil Nadu daily: Patil

On July 2, farmers had staged protests at Gajalagere and Ilavala villages in Mandya district of Karnataka, flaying the government for releasing water instead of taking steps to increase storage level at KRS Dam.

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Published:July 17, 2017 8:39 pm
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Karnataka is releasing 25 to 30 per cent of total inflows in Cauvery basin to Tamil Nadu every day as per a Supreme Court order, state minister M B Patil said here today. The state had also since June 1 released 2.2 tmc ft water to the neighbouring state, he said.

“We are releasing 25 to 30 per cent of the inflow of water in Cauvery basin every day to Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court order,” the water minister told reporters here.

He said that in July, the basin should have received 1,000 tmc ft of water, but had not got it. Hence, the state was not in a position to spare the stipulated 34 tmc ft to Tamil Nadu. On July 2, farmers had staged protests at Gajalagere and Ilavala villages in Mandya district of Karnataka, flaying the government for releasing water instead of taking steps to increase storage level at KRS Dam.

The farmers and pro-Karnataka outfits had also staged protests on June 30 by getting down into a bathing ghat in Srirangapatna against the release of water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

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    Bala Krishnan
    Jul 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm
    Let us say.............Karnataka receives abundant rains in the Catchment zone of Cauvery in the next month or so...............I mean lots more than it can handle What will they do? No choice but happily release it down stream and METUR DAM get filled to the BRIM..............and the last time METUR was FULL was not too far back in 2013. So much water came through from Karnataka............that they had to LIFT gates at METUR to release water down stream. Where did this water end up? G Anicut or Kallanai built in 2nd Century AD......................It mainly diverts water and has very low storage capacity. Water is diverted to two rivers.............Colerum and Kaveri emptying into the SEA near poompuhar. IF the TN Govt can harness these water..............They can provide water for irrigation for a year or two. But Since 1958................Nothing major was done to increase storage capacity. BTW in year 2013 MORE water was released into the sea STORED at Mettur Wake UP
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