Protests Against SC Ruling On Cauvery Water In Karnataka, CM Calls For All-Party Meet

With farmers in south Karnataka protesting the Supreme Court’s ruling on Cauvery river, Chief Minister Siddharamiah has called for an all-party today, to discuss the way forward.

This has come in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Monday order directing the Karnataka government to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily to Tamil Nadu, for the next 10 days.

The apex court ruled so to ensure that the samba crops in Tamil Nadu survive, on account of insufficient rainfall during the monsoon.

The Karnataka government said in court that it does not have sufficient water to meet the needs of its own state and Tamil Nadu, agruing that it had just enough to serve drinking water needs of just south Karnataka.

 

With farmers in south Karnataka protesting the Supreme Court's ruling on Cauvery river, Chief Minister Siddharamiah has called for an all-party today, to discuss the way forward. This has come in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Monday order directing the Karnataka government to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily to Tamil Nadu, for the next 10 days. The apex court ruled so to ensure that the samba crops in Tamil Nadu survive, on account of insufficient rainfall during the monsoon. The Karnataka government said in court that it does not have sufficient water to meet the needs of its own state and Tamil Nadu, agruing that it had just enough to serve drinking water needs of just south Karnataka.