New Delhi: Supreme Court directs Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for two days despite assembly’s resolution. The next hearing on the case will take place on Friday.
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In its plea before the apex court on Monday, the Karnataka government asked modification of its order asking it to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Karnataka said it can release water only by the end of the year, after providing ample water to its own people. Karnataka has been reeling under potable water shortage.
The apex court on September 20 had directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 27.It has also directed Karnataka to constitute a Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB).
The Karnataka assembly had last week passed a unanimous resolution during a special session directing the state government to release the water only for drinking purposes to Bengaluru and regions surrounding Cauvery basin.