TN to approach SC against Cauvery ruling

TN to approach SC against Cauvery ruling

 Tamil Nadu government will approach the Supreme Court against the Cauvery Regulatory Authority's ruling asking Karnataka to release 9000 cusecs of water.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today held a review meeting with her senior cabinet colleagues, including Finance Minister O Panneerselvam, besides top officials, to discuss the matter.

"At the end of the meeting, the Chief Minister directed (the officials) to immediately file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to Karnataka to release Tamil Nadu its due share of water," a state government release said.

The meeting of the Cauvery River Authority, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 19, failed to produce a solution with both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu rejecting Singh's award of 9000 cusecs to save standing crops in the delta region of Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar had staged a walkout, saying the state was not ready to give "even a drop of water" to Tamil Nadu, while Jayalalithaa called the meeting a "totally disappointed" affair and declared that the state would move the Supreme Court.