Cauvery water will be used for drinking purpose: Karnataka council resolves

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Bengaluru, Sept 23: The Karnataka Legislative Council on Friday adopted a one line resolution that Cauvery water in the state dams will be utilised only for drinking water purpose. Both houses of the Karnataka assembly are currently in session to discuss the Cauvery Waters issue following a Supreme Court directive to release water to Tamil Nadu.

During the sessions several leaders said that the water levels in the four resrvoirs is alarmingly low. It was pointed out that there is just 26.5 TMC ft water in the four reservoirs. In this regard it was resolved that the Cauvery water in the dams shall be utilised only for drinking water purposes.

'Cauvery water to be used for drinking'

Meanwhile, the debate in the legislative assembly is underway. The session began with a reference following which opposition leader Jagadish Shettar opened the debate.

Shettar said that there is more water to give. Other leaders said where is the question of releasing water for Samba crop when there is no water to drink. The leaders said that the people are on the streets waiting anxiously for our decision and we should not let them down.

Further the leaders asked for a proper resolution of the problem. "Let us request Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to talk. It is only through talks can we resolve the problem." The leaders assured the CM that they were with him. Stick to your decision but don't go back on it, the leaders added.

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