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Released more Cauvery water than what TN is due: Karnataka

By Vicky Nanjappa
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    Karnataka has told the Supreme Court that it has released more Cauvery water than Tamil Nadu is entitled to receive. The submission comes in the wake of the Supreme Court directing Karnataka to release 4 TMC of water to Tamil Nadu.

    Released more Cauvery water than what TN is due: Karnataka

    Mohan Katarki who is part of Karnataka's legal team said that they submitted that Karnataka has ensured more water than what TN is entitled to receive at the inter State border. The Supreme Court has directed Karnataka to file an affidavit to this effect.

    The State of Karnataka would file its affidavit submitting that the share of TN in this distress water year (upto end of April 2018) was 98.06 TMC.

    However Karnataka has ensured 116.74 TMC - the surplus being 18.68 TMC.

    Besides,Karnataka would also submit that the live storage in Mettur in TN is 9.56 Tmc which is sufficient to meet its drinking water needs in TN. 

    Karnataka would also submit that the live storage in its four reservoirs is 9.93 TMC which is entirely required for meeting the drinking water needs of rural and urban areas including Bangalore.

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