Friday 25 April 2014
News updated at 9:48 AM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.7°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Prodded by SC, Shettar, Jaya to meet

Bangalore/Chennai, Nov 27, 2012, DHNS:

The CMs will meet on Thursday to resolve Cauvery water dispute

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar. File photo

A day after the Supreme Court suggested that the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu governments resolve the Cauvery water dispute through talks, chief ministers of the two riparian states on Tuesday agreed to meet in Bangalore on November 29.

“The meeting of the two chief ministers has been tentatively fixed at 3 pm on November 29. A team of experts and top officials will accompany the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (Jayalalitha) during her visit,” Karnataka Chief Secretary S V Ranganath said in Bangalore.
An official statement in Chennai on Tuesday confirmed  Jayalalitha’s visit to the Karnataka capital. The chief minister-level talks are being held after nearly 15 years.

An advance team from Tamil Nadu comprising senior officers is likely to land in Bangalore on Wednesday evening. Official sources said the Karnataka government is likely to convey to its counterpart that it was not in a position to release water.


Speaking with Deccan Herald, Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the state government would make arrangements to ensure the meeting is held in a “cordial and friendly” atmosphere.

“We have already made our position clear before the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) and the Supreme Court about the shortage of inflow in our side of the Cauvery basin due to weak monsoon. We will place facts and figures and try to convince Tamil Nadu about our limitations,” Bommai said.

Asked whether the State government would discuss on arriving at a “distress-sharing formula” with Tamil Nadu as the row over water sharing escalates when rains fail, Bommai said the issue could be discussed only at the CRA.

Shettar is scheduled to meet Basavaraj Bommai, irrigation experts and senior officials of the government on Wednesday to prepare for the meeting on Thursday. 

On Monday, the Supreme Court suggested that the chief ministers meet, in the course of the hearing of Tamil Nadu’s petition seeking direction to Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of water every day for 15 days as directed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who presided over the meeting of the Cauvery River Authority on September 19. Tamil Nadu has also filed a fresh plea, seeking direction to Karnataka to release 52.8 tmc ft of water till February 2013.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A digital image called 'Venus, 1985' created by Andy Warhol retrieved from disk 1998.3.2129.3.22...

A digital image called 'Venus, 1985' created by Andy Warhol retrieved from disk 1998.3.2129.3.22...

Crew members of Colombian-registered sailing ship Gloria stand on the ship's masts during a...

Crew members of Colombian-registered sailing ship Gloria stand on the ship's masts during a...

A rainbow appears over the sky of the city of Sao Paulo April 24, 2014. Sao Paulo is one of the...

A rainbow appears over the sky of the city of Sao Paulo April 24, 2014. Sao Paulo is one of the...

27 year old white polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo in St...

27 year old white polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo in St...

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he departs Haneda International Airport...

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he departs Haneda International Airport...

Singer-songwriter, Leslie Grace arrives at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday...

Singer-songwriter, Leslie Grace arrives at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday...

A model of a pink fisherman and bicycle are positioned on a rock in the Irish Sea near the...

A model of a pink fisherman and bicycle are positioned on a rock in the Irish Sea near the...

Actress Emma Stone arrives for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere in New York April 24, 2014...

Actress Emma Stone arrives for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere in New York April 24, 2014...

A girl leaps over headstones at the Jakarta War Cemetery following the ANZAC Day dawn service in...

A girl leaps over headstones at the Jakarta War Cemetery following the ANZAC Day dawn service in...

A fire-fighter walks past a school bus leaning against a eucalyptus tree after it veered off the...

A fire-fighter walks past a school bus leaning against a eucalyptus tree after it veered off the...

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