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The Cauvery Water Regulation Committee on Tuesday asked the Karnataka government to provide 5,000 cusecs of Cauvery water every day to Tamil Nadu for the next 15 days. Karnataka CM has called an emergency meeting today regarding this.
Following the recommendation of the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC), Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called a special emergency meeting today. This meeting will be held in the conference hall of Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru.
In this, apart from Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, ministers of Cauvery Basin region, all the former Chief Ministers of the state, cabinet ministers and Lok Sabha-Rajya Sabha MPs of the state will also be included.
The CWRC, in its recommendation on Tuesday, had asked the Karnataka government to provide 5,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery river every day to Tamil Nadu for the next 15 days.
Deputy CM Shivkumar said – We are not in a position to release water
After the CWRC recommendation came on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Shivakumar had said that the Karnataka government is not in a position to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu. There has not been enough rainfall in the river valley area, due to which the state does not have adequate water storage.
Opposition also with government on Cauvery dispute with Tamil Nadu
BJP is also supporting the decision of not giving water to Tamil Nadu. Karnataka BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel has refused the state Congress government to provide water to Tamil Nadu at any cost.
He said- We request the state government and the Chief Minister that there is no water for the farmers in the state, there is a drought situation, there is also a shortage of drinking water. In such a situation, water should not be released at any cost. We should file an appeal in the Supreme Court and fight. We are with the government.
What is the Cauvery dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu?
Kaveri is a river of South India, which originates in Kodagu district of Karnataka. It passes through Tamil Nadu and joins the Bay of Bengal. Kaveri valley covers 32 thousand square km area of Karnataka and 44 thousand square km area of Tamil Nadu. There has been a dispute between the two states regarding the water of Kaveri river for more than 140 years.