Karnataka Starts Releasing Cauvery Water To Tamil Nadu

The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to comply with the Supreme Court order to release 15,000 cusecs of water for 10 days to neighbouring state Tamil Nadu.

But the decision has triggered tensions. Local farmer bodies in Karnataka have called for a state bandh and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has scheduled an all-party meeting.

Attempts to resolve the Cauvery dispute have so far focused on resource sharing while ignoring equity and efficiency issues.

JP leader Subramanian Swamy asked Tamil Nadu to stop whining over the Cauvery River, the state instead should desalinate sea water for drinking purpose as well as for irrigation.

The apex court also directed Tamil Nadu to approach the supervisory committee within three days for the release of Cauvery water as per the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal’s (CWDT).

The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to comply with the Supreme Court order to release 15,000 cusecs of water for 10 days to neighbouring state Tamil Nadu. But the decision has triggered tensions. Local farmer bodies in Karnataka have called for a state bandh and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has scheduled an all-party meeting. Attempts to resolve the Cauvery dispute have so far focused on resource sharing while ignoring equity and efficiency issues. JP leader Subramanian Swamy asked Tamil Nadu to stop whining over the Cauvery River, the state instead should desalinate sea water for drinking purpose as well as for irrigation. The apex court also directed Tamil Nadu to approach the supervisory committee within three days for the release of Cauvery water as per the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal’s (CWDT).