Cauvery water dispute raises its head again

Posted By: Samyuktha
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BS Yeddyurappa and M Karunanidhi
Chennai, Oct 28: The decades long Cauvery water dispute has yet again raised its head with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi mulling legal action, a day after Karnataka refused to release water from the river to the neighbouring state.

“We will approach the issue legally and continue to fight for securing our share of water. But I don"t want to comment on basis of media reports as it will affect ties and lead to unnecessary differences," Karunanidhi said on Thursday, Oct 28 after a chairing a party meet.

Noting that a case was pending in the Supreme Court over the Cauvery dispute, the Chief Minister said he was not going to seek Prime Minister's intervention into the matter.

After an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tamil Nadu's request for water, the Karnataka government had on Wednesday, Oct 27 said it was impossible to release water under the present circumstances.

As per the interim award of inter-state water dispute tribunal, Karnataka is required to release 205 tmcft of water annually to Tamil Nadu.

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