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Cauvery dispute: Farmers want CWDT to deliver final award soon

Written by: Staff

Mysore, June 12 (UNI) The Committee of the Cauvery Family, comprising farmers of both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, today urged the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) to deliver the final award in the vexed Cauvery water dispute at the earliest.

Talking to newspersons here, Committee Chief Convener Janakarajan said the farmers' faith in the adjucating process had reduced after the differences of opinion among the members of the Tribunal came to the fore recently.

He said the Committee during its meeting here had discussed the recent developments in the CWDT and taken various decisions including meeting Chief Ministers of both the states in a couple of months and submiting a detailed report on the issue, drawing up strategies at the grassroots level to resolve the water dispute and create awareness among ryots of both the states about the issue.

Mr Janakarajan said the Committee would create its own website for providing facts and figures and clarified it was not trying to work as an alternative to either the state governments or the Tribunal, but only striving for the welfare of farmers.

Stating that the Committee had so far met seven times in the last three years, he said the meetings had paved the way for better understanding between the farmers of both the states.

To a question, Mr Janakarajan said the Committee would decide on its future course of action after the CWDT announced the final award.

He announced that the next meeting of the Cauvery Family would be held at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu in the first week of September.


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