'Sufficient water has flowed to TN'

Sufficient water has flown to Tamil Nadu from Karnataka after the Supreme Court direction, as per the Water Resources Ministry.

On September 19, the Cauvery River Authority had directed Karnataka to release 9000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu daily between September 20 and October 15.

Based on flow from Karnataka, which varied from 4,000 cusecs to 13,000 cusecs on different days, Tamil Nadu has received 1.21 lakh cusecs of water as against 1.44 lakh cusecs between September 20 and October 5.

Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told reporters here that besides the 65 tmc (thousand million cubic feet) of water available in Karnataka's main reservoirs, another 60 tmc of water was available in canals.

He said while the South-West monsoon has withdrawn, Tamil Nadu will get rains from the North-East monsoon shortly.

‘Take account of reality’

Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, who was here to meet Union Ministers from Karnataka and MPs told reporters that the prime minister must review the CRA decision as there is no water in reservoirs to release to Tamil Nadu.

Shettar, who held a series of meetings with the Karnataka legal team and BJP MPs here on Monday, is likely to meet the prime minister on Tuesday to urge him to reverse the CRA order.

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