ALSO READMaintain peace, SC tells Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Karnataka defers releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu Cauvery protests: SC to hear plea over maintaining law and order in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu SC asks Karnataka to release 6000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu from tomorrow SC directs Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till Friday
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar are currently hearing the case.
The G S Jha-led Supreme Court appointed team on Monday submitted its report before the apex court after inspecteing the Krishnaraja Sagar and the Kabini dams in Karnataka, and the Mettur and Bhavani Sagar dams in Tamil Nadu.
The high-level central technical team also interacted with public works department officials and delta farmers in Thanjavur Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts. The farmers in Tiruchirapalli and delta regions told the team that the samba crop will be damaged if water from the Cauvery is not released by Karnataka.
The committee has stated 42 of the 48 talukas of Karnataka in the Cauvery basin have been affected by drought. The team was constituted as per orders of the apex court to assess the realities in the Cauvery basin areas in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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