Tamil Nadu Assembly passes resolution directing Karnataka govt to release Cauvery water

Tambaram: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on October 9 passed a resolution that directed the Karnataka government to release waters of the Cauvery river into the state as per the order issued by the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA).

The resolution was moved by Chief Minister MK Stalin, on behalf of the ruling DMK government. It was passed unanimously as all state parties, including the Congress, the AIADMK and the BJP extended their support.

The CWMA on September 29 upheld the order of Cauvery Water Management Committee that directed the Karnataka government to release 3,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu between September 28 and October 15.

The Congress-led Karnataka government has refrained from complying with the order, as it has pointed towards the deficient rainfall in the state.

The rainfall was below normal in the period between June and August, which has stressed the available water resources, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reportedly said before the CWMA on September 29.

The state’s priority is to address drinking water requirements of its residents, Karnataka government officials reportedly added.


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