The Supreme Court today ordered Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for ten days. The court also ordered the supervisory committee to decide on the issue relating to the release of water during this period of ten days.
The Supreme Court is hearing a plea filed by Tamil Nadu in which it had sought the release of Cauvery water from Karnataka. However Karnataka contended that it has no more water to be released and stated that this was a distress year.
In the Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu today contended that only 33 TMC water received so far. In normal year TN should get 94 tmc water and in distress year it is 68 TMC. TN also decided to file a rejoinder stating that as per IMD report the deficit of water flow in 4 reservoirs in Karnataka is just 28 per cent.
Karnataka on the other hand told the court that Tamil Nadu is under the impression that this is not a distress year. While the rains have been good in North Karnataka, it is the Cauvery basin in particular that has suffered the most this year, Karnataka also contended.
Karnataka also requested the Supreme Court to send a fact finding committee. The committee could analyse the inflow and outflow and then report to the Supreme Court.