SC Ordered Karnataka To Release 6000 cusecs Water Till Friday
After Karnataka rejecting to release water to Tamil Nadu and said they could release remaining water only on December, Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state to release 6000 cusecs of water to neighboring state until Friday.
SC also directed Center to held immediate meeting with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers to solve the crisis. Next hearing will take place on Friday.
Karnataka government submitted the plea to SC stating it could release water to Tamil Nadu only in end of this year. Karnataka quoted they are in shortage of drinking water for their own state and they are unable to provide water for irrigation purpose for its neighbor. Supreme Court heard and analyzed the plea and directed Karnataka to release 6000 cusecs of water for next three days.
There was a violent protest at Karnataka for past few weeks against the SC order of releasing water to Tamil Nadu. The pro-Karnataka activists and several protestors burnt private buses that have Tamil Nadu registration. Even now there are only limited buses run to Tamil Nadu. People are still locked there without moving to their native place in Tamil Nadu. Some people are travelling by alternative sources.
Water resource Minister Uma Bharti called for meeting tomorrow with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and representative of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha who is getting treated in hospital. The meeting will be held at Delhi and TN CM dictated her speech that will be shared tomorrow in the meet.
The Cauvery water crisis is being carried for decades and centuries and still there is no permanent solution for the problem. Tamil Nadu wants water for irrigating the agriculture land and Karnataka is resisting.