Karnataka Farmers On All-Night Protest Over Cauvery Water

Bengaluru:

A bunch of farmers in Karnataka are holding a night-long candle-light vigil to protest in opposition to orders to launch of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu. The protest in Mandya — close to Srirangapatna — began this morning. Their objection is to the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee’s suggestion that Karnataka launch 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the 15 days. Impartial MLA Darshan Puttanaiah, who’s backed by the Congress, has joined the protest.

Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar has deliberate to journey to Delhi tomorrow to debate the Cauvery water difficulty.

Tamil Nadu has gone to the Supreme Court docket, which is able to hear the state’s plea to direct Karnataka to launch the water.

Karnataka has filed an affidavit claiming that the Tribunal’s order was primarily based on the belief that it was a traditional monsoon within the state, which it was not.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has stated that the state can’t afford to launch water, since it would empty the reservoirs and trigger ingesting water shortage.

“I will Delhi tomorrow to fulfill our authorized workforce. The listening to (on Tamil Nadu’s plea on Cauvery water) will likely be approaching Friday. Our division officers have argued very effectively after Tamil Nadu demanded 24-25 TMC. We stated we may give 3,000 cusecs,” Mr Shivakumar was quoted as saying by information company Press Belief of India earlier immediately.  

“We’ll focus on how a lot we will scale back (the water launched to Tamil Nadu) by making the courtroom perceive the scenario within the state. We do not need the keys to be handed over to others. At current, the keys are with us, and now we have to safeguard our farmers,” he added.

Dispute over Cauvery water between the 2 southern states has been on for many years. In 1990, the Centre shaped the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal to adjudicate between them.

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