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Cauvery Row: CWMA Asks Karnataka To Continue Releasing 5,000 Cusecs Water To Tamil Nadu For Another 15 Days

At the emergency meeting held on Monday, the Cauvery Water Management Authority gave their direction in presence of representatives of both the states.

Meeting on Cauvery water issue in Bengaluru
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The Cauvery Water Management Authority on Monday asked Karnataka to continue releasing 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for another 15 days.

A Jal Shakti Ministry official told PTI that an emergency meeting was held on Monday in which both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu gave their representations when the CWMA gave the direction for the extension of water release.    

 According to the reports, at the meeting, Karnataka said it could release 3,000 cusecs, while Tamil Nadu demanded 12,500 cusecs and an agreement was reached to release 5,000 cusecs for the next 15 days, after which the matter would be examined again.

Karnataka notified that it is not in a position to release water unless the inflows into the reservoirs improve, taking into account the severity of the drought in the Cauvery basin in the state, which has increased and put at greater risk drinking water needs and minimum irrigation needs.

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