Chief Minister Jayalalithaa-led Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday, Feb 13 moved the Supreme Court for contempt action against Karnataka.
In its application Tamil Nadu stated that Karnataka has not yet obeyed the order of the apex court which had asked the latter to release 2.44 TMC, or thousand million cubic feet, of Cauvery water.
The top court earlier on Feb 7 had asked Jagadish Shettar government to immediately provide Tamil Nadu 2.44 TMC of Cauvery water to irrigate winter crops.
However, Karnataka requested the court to review its order claiming that this would cause drinking water shortage in Bangalore.
Protests have been held in different parts of the state, especially in Bangalore against the release of water to Tamil Nadu.
9 TMC of water was sought by Tamil Nadu. However, a Supreme Court appointed committee recommended 2.44 TMC for standing crops on one lakh acres.