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SC to take up all Cauvery water dispute issues today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A newly appointed Supreme bench is set to hear all issues arising from the Cauvery water dispute between and on Tuesday.

The apex committee yesterday filed a report on the Cauvery issue in the apex court, in which it was asserted that the situation is grim in and

In its report, the committee has stated 42 of the 48 talukas of in the Cauvery basin have been affected by drought.

The team was constituted as per orders of the apex to assess the realities in the Cauvery basin areas in and

"Karnataka's Mandy district is worst affected and has witnessed many suicides. No water in for cattle also. Standing crops in and are affected due to scarcity of water. Sugarcane farming in both states needs to be discouraged," the report added.

The high-level central technical team had inspected the Krishnaraja Sagar and the Kabini dams in Karnataka, as also the Mettur and Bhavani Sagar dams in

The G S Jha-led Supreme appointed 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

On Monday, the delta farmers in resorted to rail roko agitation and urged the government to set up a Cauvery Management Board.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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