Cauvery panel not to visit basin states

Cauvery panel not to visit basin states

Water gushes from the crest gate of the KRS Dam in Srirangapatna Taluk, Mandya district. (DH file photo)

The Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) in its first meeting on Thursday decided not to visit reservoirs in the Cauvery basin states to inspect the ground situation due to above normal monsoon.

Since rainfall in Cauvery basin area in Karnataka is above normal, the regulatory committee decided not to visit any states to assess the ground situation said Navin Kumar, Chairman of CWRC after the meeting.

In the meeting, it was also decided that the Cauvery basin states should submit the details of the water inflow and outflow to reservoirs, and actual storage on a regular basis to the CWRC.

The CWRC also circulated a format for collection of data and the states were told to submit their comments to it by July 16.

The meeting also asked the states to submit their current system of analysing the evaporation data of water in reservoirs, he said.

The next meeting is scheduled for July 19 at Delhi, said Navin Kumar, chief engineer, Central Water Commission.

All the members from the Cauvery basin states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry attended the meeting.

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