Karnataka to petition against SC Order releasing water for TN
There was a high protest from Karnataka farmers in Cauvery river basin at Mandya. Supreme Court has ordered Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs for 10 days. Against this order there is heavy protest on this region in Karnataka. Farmers and other protestors are insisting government not to release water to Tamil Nadu.
But Karnataka government is ready to release 10000 cusecs for 6 days alone. Manya, Mysore and Srirangapatna regions are like battle field. They are burning the posters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha.
Following the party meeting on Tuesday evening, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced Karnataka will follow the SC order to release water in spite of severe hardship for water in the state. It had released water at the mid night yesterday.
Supreme Court also ordered Karnataka government to release 192 TMC feet of water to Tamil Nadu in the monsoon season that falls on June to May. Karnataka only released 33 TMC feet of water from June to August this year.
Meantime, Karnataka government also decided to file petition again in the Supreme Court seeking to modify the order of releasing the quantity of water. The petition will be filed on Monday stating Karnataka will release 10000 cusecs of water for six days to Tamil Nadu.
The Cauvery war has been since 1892 between Madras Presidency and State of Mysore. In 1924 agreement signed between two states for constructing dams across the river. Cauvery originates at TalaCayuvery at Kodagu district in Karnataka. It flows mainly in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The river basin covers Kerala and Pondicherry too.
The disputes are happening again and again including the year 1991, 2002, 2012 and again this year 2016.
Due to the heavy protest Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus services between Mysore and Bangalore remained suspended on Wednesday. As per the report, there was about 63 lakh revenue loss for the state government. In the outskirts of Mandya, farmers and pro- Karnataka activists blocked the road. There was also a bandh in Mandya region after the SC order.