Karnataka has to release 18K cusecs more, says minister

Karnataka has to release 18K cusecs more, says minister

Karnataka has to release 18K cusecs more, says minister

Karnataka, as per the modified order of the Supreme Court, has to release an additional 18,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

In an interaction with DH, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra (in pic) said that as per the September 5 order of the apex court, Karnataka was supposed to release 1.5 lakh cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.

As per the modified order issued on Monday, another 18,000 cusecs have to be released. Nearly 11,000 cusecs make one tmcft.

“In all, we would have to release 1.68 lakh cusecs of water,” he added.

The minister said that so far nearly 1 lakh cusecs of water has been released. With Monday’s order, 12,000 cusecs of water a day for eight days (up to September 20) have to be released.

Earlier it was at the rate of 15,000 cusecs till September 16. Karnataka had submitted to the court that the quantum should be reduced to 10,000 cusecs of water, the minister pointed out.

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