Another blow to State as CSC asks it to release 3,000 cusec water for 10 days

Another blow to State as CSC asks it to release 3,000 cusec water for 10 days

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-09-19 17:35 Bengaluru: The State government suffered a set back on monday as it has been directed by the Cauvery Supervisory Committee to release water for another ten days to Tamil Nadu. The committee which held its meeting at New Delhi on Monday has directed the State government to release 3,000 cusec of water fromSeptember 21 to September 30. However, Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav who attended the meeting opposed the Committee's direction. But the committee was firm that the state need to release 3,000 cusec of water. While this is a direction from the committee, the Supreme Court will take up the state government's plea to hear its modified order on Tuesday. As the news of committee's order came out, the farmers in Cauvery basin have begun their protest and are planning to intesify the protest. Meanwhile, Home Minister G Parameshwar held a meeting with senior police officers and deliberated on the committee's impact on the state. They also discussed security measures in the wake of committee's direction. ​​Reacting to the committee's direction, State BJP president BS Yeddyurappa stated that the committee's direction is a setback to the state government. The government should appoint efficient lawyers to defend its stand as the state is already facing drinking water crisis.