Nariman for 4 tmcft of Cauvery water for Tamil Nadu

Nariman for 4 tmcft of Cauvery water for Tamil Nadu

Nariman for 4 tmcft of Cauvery water for Tamil Nadu
Fali S Nariman, senior counsel who heads legal team on the Cauvery issue, has reportedly suggested Karnataka to release at least 3 to 4 tmcft of water from the Cauvery basin to Tamil Nadu.

This suggestion has been made to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah when he has already announced that the present low water storage in the basin area is not permitting the state to release water to the neighbouring state.

Sources in the government said that Nariman has said water should be released as per the distress formula, failing which it would be difficult to fight the state’s cause in the Supreme Court. It is said that the chief minister has decided to explain the practical problems faced by Karnataka, to the court.

Mohan Katarki, a member of the legal team, said if the distress formula of 2001-03 and 2012-13 is followed now, then 12 tmcft of water would have to be released.

Karnataka has not accepted this distress formula. The formula should be based on the availability of water in the four reservoirs in the Cauvery basin, inflow, rains in the delta region of Tamil Nadu and the groundwater level, he added.

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