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Cauvery row: CM calls for emergency meeting today

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Bengaluru: With the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) recommending release of 5,000 cusec of water to Tamil Nadu, everyday and farmers in Mandya and Mysuru region resuming intensified protest, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called an emergency all-party meeting on Wednesday. The meeting is expected to take place in the afternoon.

The CWRC on Tuesday recommended release of 5,000 cusec of water to Tamil Nadu, everyday for the next 15 days, inspite of the State’s submission that the reservoirs are having low water level. The water level at Krishna Raja Sagara reservoir has dipped to 97.74 ft while its maximum level is at 124.80 ft. The Cauvery Water Management Authority is scheduled to meet on Wednesday and the authority may give a verdict on the lines of the recommendation, it is said.

The Wednesday’s meeting will have Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, legislators and ministers from Mandya, Mysuru and Hassan districts, former chief ministers besides Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar told mediapersons in Tuesday that “The State has clearly informed the CWRC that Karnataka does not have water enough to share it with Cauvery.” He hoped that the State representatives will make their stand clear to the committee when the authority will meet on Wednesday.

-Team Mysoorunews


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