Press Esc to close
Sunday 31 August 2014
News updated at 8:51 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

State won't release water to TN: Bommai

Chamarajanagar, Nov 16, 2012, DHNS :

Minister for Water Resources Basavaraj Bommai asserted that the State will not release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

Reacting to the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC)’s orders to release 4.8 tmc feet of water to the neighbouring state till the month-end, the minister said the CMC order was completely impractical.

“Under no circumstances will Karnataka release water to Tamil Nadu. The CMC has no right to issue the order since the matter is beyond its jurisdiction,” he said.

Bommai was in Chamarajanagar to inaugurate the Honganuru Hirekere Lift Irrigation scheme on Friday.


He said the responsibility of the CMC was to only review whether the orders of the Prime Minister-headed Cauvery River Authority were being followed or not. But it does not have the powers to issue orders on the release of water.

There are no clear rules on the sharing of Cauvery water during distress, the minister said. The Cauvery River Authority should frame a formula to share water in times of crisis, based on the rainfall in the Cauvery valley, he said.

The government will present its plight before the Supreme Court on December 26, along with statistics related to the total amount of water released to Tamil Nadu so far, Bommai said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523