Delta Farmers detained for Rail Roko

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Tamilnadu: Hundreds of delta farmers were today detained in Tamil Nadu, when they attempted to block trains demanding release of the Cauvery river water by Karnataka for agriculture operations.

Police said the farmers were also pressing for immediate constitution of Cauvery River Water Management Board for effective implementation of the inter-state water dispute.

The farmer’s organization had proposed to block trains in various places, including Tiruvarur, Mannargudi, Koradacheri, Peralam and Mayilathurai. But they were detained at different points even before they gathered at the place of protest, police said.

However, Karnataka has cited “worst drought in four decades” in the state and expressed its inability to release Cauvery water.

PTI

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