Karataka is also set to make a presentation before the Cauvery Advisory Committee in New Delhi on Monday.

Will Karnataka get relief State pins hope on SC to modify Cauvery orderPTI
news Cauvery Dispute Monday, September 12, 2016 - 09:35

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear Karnataka’s petition to modify its order on releasing 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu for 10 days.

The modification petition was handed over to Supreme Court’s Judicial Registrar General on Saturday.

In the petition, the state has asked for a modification in releasing water for the next six days, by bringing it down to 10,000 cusecs a day.

A division bench of the apex court headed by Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will hear the petition at 10 30am.

The New Indian Express reports that Karnataka has pointed out that it has already released 66,000 cusecs of water from September 5 to September 10. It also states that Tamil Nadu was storing the water for its crop needs, while the state of Karnataka is staring into a drinking water crisis.

Any more release of water will put the farmers in severe distress, the petition pointed out.

Meanwhile, Karataka is also set to make a presentation before the Cauvery Advisory Committee in New Delhi on Monday.

In its order on September 5, Supreme Court had asked the state of Tamil Nadu to approach the committee to seek implementation of Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal Order. 

Karnataka is reported to ask the committee to study the ground reality in Karnataka before making any decisions.

The meeting has been convened to decide the quantum of water to be released to Tamil Nadu as per the order of Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal.

Karnataka that will express disability to release more water is however, wary that Tamil Nadu will demand more water to be released, say reports.

Tamil Nadu approached the Supreme Court after Karnataka released only 33 tmcft of water instead of 94 tmcft from June 1 to  August 31. 

 

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