SC asks K'taka to release Cauvery water to TN

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Cauvery Dam
New Delhi, Dec 5: After the failure of its efforts to resolve differences, the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec 5 directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till Monday. The court also asked the Cauvery Monitoring Committee to meet either tomorrow or Friday to file report on the requirement of each state and the court will hold a further hearing on Monday.

The court order comes at a time when Karnataka government is facing assembly session and the ruling BJP is battling divisions in the party which may have a bearing on the Cauvery dispute.

Last week, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had visited Bangalore for talks with her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar but had to return disappointed as Karnataka refused to release 30 tmcft of Cauvery water as demanded by the TN.

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