Protest over Cauvery water: The protest was held on behalf of the Cauvery Basic Protection Coalition against the Karnataka government for refusal of water to Tamil Nadu.
Protest over Cauvery water: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution urging the Centre to direct Karnataka to release water as per the orders of Cauvery Water Management Authority. The resolution was backed by a majority of parties.
Chennai, 11 Oct (City Times): (Protest over Cauvery water): More than 40,000 shops remained closed in Thanjavur district on Wednesday as a sign of protest over Cauvery water dispute. The protest was held on behalf of the Cauvery Basic Protection Coalition against the Karnataka government for refusal of water to Tamil Nadu.
TN Assembly adopts resolution demanding Cauvery water
The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution urging the Centre to direct Karnataka to release water as per the orders of Cauvery Water Management Authority. The resolution was backed by a majority of parties.
The Cauvery Delta Protection Movement held a protest in front of the head post office in Tamil Nadu demanding the release of Cauvery Water. The protesters demanded the Union government to intervene in the issue between the two southern states.
300 cadres form various farmers associations join the protest
More than 300 cadres from various farmers associations participated in the protest. They raised slogans demanding release of water from Karnataka.
The Cauvery River flows through the southern Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and the Union Territory of Puducherry. This enduring conflict, referred to as the Cauvery water dispute, has its origins in historical agreements and differing water-related demands.
Supreme Court delivers unanimous judgment on water release
On February 16, 2018, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous judgment that resulted in a reduction of Karnataka’s annual water releases from 192 TMC to 177.25 TMC.
Following the court’s directives, on June 1, 2018, the Indian government established the Cauvery Water Management Authority to oversee the implementation of the Supreme Court’s decision.
TN seeks Supreme Court’s intervention on the issue
On August 14, the TN government approached the Supreme Court seeking its intervention in compelling Karnataka to immediately release 24,000 cubic feet per second (cusecs) of water from its reservoirs.
Karnataka’s argument over release of water to TN
Karnataka argued that a decrease in rainfall in Cauvery catchment area had resulted in insufficient inflow into its reservoirs. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah clarified that whenever there was surplus water in the reservoirs, Karnataka had willingly provided it to Tamil Nadu. However, this year, adverse conditions have left Karnataka unable to fulfill this commitment.
On September 18, the Cauvery Water Management Authority reaffirmed the need for Karnataka to persist in releasing 5,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water to Tamil Nadu for a period of 15 days.