Cauvery: SC directs Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of water per day to TN

Cauvery: SC directs Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of water per day to TN

New Delhi (Agencies): Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Karnataka government to release 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till further order.

The bench was hearing the report submitted by it’s high level panel, which had stated that both the states are facing water shortage. The panel in its 40-page report has noted that farmers in both states were in severe distress and adequate crop compensation must be provided to them. The high level panel had submitted the report to Supreme Court on Monday.

The top court further asked both governments to maintain peace and harmony in their respective states. SC said sense of citizenry must prevail in two states. “‘Morality of respect’ should exist among their people,” Court added.

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