Cauvery row: All eyes on Supervisory Committee meet at New Delhi

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Bengaluru, Sept 19: All eyes would be on the meeting of the Cauvery Supervisory Committee which is scheduled to meet in New Delhi on Monday. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu would both make out a case before the Committee on Monday.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court would hear the Cauvery Waters case in which Karnataka will say that it has complied with the directive to release water to Tamil Nadu. The committee would comprise Union Water Resources Secretary, the Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry and Kerala and the Chairman of the Central Water Commission.

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Cauvery Supervisory Committee to meet

On Monday, when the committee meets, Karnataka would inform that it has already released water as per the directive of the Supreme Court. Karnataka would also express its inability to release more water.

The committee is currently analysing the data that has been provided by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Both states have provided rainfall data and also the manner in which it has been used over the past several years. While Karnataka will express its inability to release any more water as there would be shortage of drinking water in Bengaluru and other parts, Tamil Nadu will insist on more.

On Sunday, Karnataka stopped the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Karnataka says that it has complied with the SC order which had ordered the release of 1,68,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will tell the committee about the ground reality. The committee which will hear the case on Monday will, however, not take any decision today.

A member of the Karnataka legal team informed OneIndia that the committee will take a considered decision and look to provide a solution to the problem being faced by both states.

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