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Situation grim in K'taka, TN: Cauvery technical team tells SC

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

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

The team was constituted as per orders of the apex to assess the realities in 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 the states needs to be discouraged," the report added.

The high-level central technical team had inspected Krishnaraja Sagar, Kabini dams in Karnataka, Mettur Bhavani Sagar dams in Tamil Nadu.

The GS Jha-led team had interacted with the PWD officials and delta farmers in Thanjavur Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur.

The farmers in Tiruchirapalli and delta regions told the team that samba crops will be damaged if water is not released into Cauvery by Karnataka.

Meanwhile, the delta farmers in Tamil Nadu are resorting to rail rook agitation today urging the government to set up Cauvery Management Board.

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

First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 15:10 IST