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All party resolution asks Karnataka govt to use Cauvery water for drinking only

Karnataka legislature has passed resolution to release water only to Bengaluru and towns, villages which come under the Cauvery basin

A resolution asking government to use only to meet drinking needs was moved at a special session of the Assembly today, implying that the state cannot comply with the latest direction to release to Tamil Nadu.

Highlighting the "state of acute distress", the resolution, endorsed by all parties, said it was "imperative" that the government ensures that no from the present storages be drawn "save and except" for meeting drinking needs of villages and towns in the basin and Bengaluru.

The interests of the inhabitants of the state are likely to be gravely jeopardised if in the four reservoirs in the basin was in anyway reduced other than for meeting the drinking needs of the people in the basin, including the entire city of Bengaluru, it said.

The resolution moved in English by Opposition leader and in Kannada by Y S V Datta of JDS did not refer to the apex direction to the state to release 6,000 cusecs of per day to but is expected to put on a collision course with the judiciary.

The Supervisory Committee had on September 19 asked to release 3,000 cusecs per day from September 21 to 30, but the apex had on September 20 doubled the quantum to 6,000 cusecs from September 21 to 27 after pressed for to save its samba paddy crop.

It had also directed the Centre to constitute withinfour weeks the Management Board as directed by Disputes Tribunal in its award.

Backed by an all party meeting mandate, the state cabinet had on Tuesday decided to defer the release of to and convene a day's legislature session amid escalating row between the two neighbouring states.

The resolution noted that in the year 2016-17, there has been an acute situation of distress but the shortfall in the basin will become known only at the end of the season on January 31, 2017.

It pointed out that the combined storage in four reservoirs in the basin -- Krishnaraja Sagar, Hemavathy, Harangi and Kabini -- had reached "alarmingly low levels at 27 TMC ft."

"It is now resolved to direct that in this state of acute distress, it is imperative that the government ensures that no from the present storages be drawn save and except for meeting drinking requirements of villages and towns in the basin and Bengaluru," it said.

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All party resolution asks Karnataka govt to use Cauvery water for drinking only

Karnataka legislature has passed resolution to release water only to Bengaluru and towns, villages which come under the Cauvery basin

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Water released from Mettur Dam. (Photo: AIR's Twitter handle)
Water released from Mettur Dam. (Photo: AIR's Twitter handle)

A resolution asking government to use only to meet drinking needs was moved at a special session of the Assembly today, implying that the state cannot comply with the latest direction to release to Tamil Nadu.

Highlighting the "state of acute distress", the resolution, endorsed by all parties, said it was "imperative" that the government ensures that no from the present storages be drawn "save and except" for meeting drinking needs of villages and towns in the basin and Bengaluru.



The interests of the inhabitants of the state are likely to be gravely jeopardised if in the four reservoirs in the basin was in anyway reduced other than for meeting the drinking needs of the people in the basin, including the entire city of Bengaluru, it said.

The resolution moved in English by Opposition leader and in Kannada by Y S V Datta of JDS did not refer to the apex direction to the state to release 6,000 cusecs of per day to but is expected to put on a collision course with the judiciary.

The Supervisory Committee had on September 19 asked to release 3,000 cusecs per day from September 21 to 30, but the apex had on September 20 doubled the quantum to 6,000 cusecs from September 21 to 27 after pressed for to save its samba paddy crop.

It had also directed the Centre to constitute withinfour weeks the Management Board as directed by Disputes Tribunal in its award.

Backed by an all party meeting mandate, the state cabinet had on Tuesday decided to defer the release of to and convene a day's legislature session amid escalating row between the two neighbouring states.

The resolution noted that in the year 2016-17, there has been an acute situation of distress but the shortfall in the basin will become known only at the end of the season on January 31, 2017.

It pointed out that the combined storage in four reservoirs in the basin -- Krishnaraja Sagar, Hemavathy, Harangi and Kabini -- had reached "alarmingly low levels at 27 TMC ft."

"It is now resolved to direct that in this state of acute distress, it is imperative that the government ensures that no from the present storages be drawn save and except for meeting drinking requirements of villages and towns in the basin and Bengaluru," it said.

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All party resolution asks Karnataka govt to use Cauvery water for drinking only

Karnataka legislature has passed resolution to release water only to Bengaluru and towns, villages which come under the Cauvery basin

Karnataka legislature has passed resolution to release water only to Bengaluru and towns, villages which come under the Cauvery basin A resolution asking government to use only to meet drinking needs was moved at a special session of the Assembly today, implying that the state cannot comply with the latest direction to release to Tamil Nadu.

Highlighting the "state of acute distress", the resolution, endorsed by all parties, said it was "imperative" that the government ensures that no from the present storages be drawn "save and except" for meeting drinking needs of villages and towns in the basin and Bengaluru.

The interests of the inhabitants of the state are likely to be gravely jeopardised if in the four reservoirs in the basin was in anyway reduced other than for meeting the drinking needs of the people in the basin, including the entire city of Bengaluru, it said.

The resolution moved in English by Opposition leader and in Kannada by Y S V Datta of JDS did not refer to the apex direction to the state to release 6,000 cusecs of per day to but is expected to put on a collision course with the judiciary.

The Supervisory Committee had on September 19 asked to release 3,000 cusecs per day from September 21 to 30, but the apex had on September 20 doubled the quantum to 6,000 cusecs from September 21 to 27 after pressed for to save its samba paddy crop.

It had also directed the Centre to constitute withinfour weeks the Management Board as directed by Disputes Tribunal in its award.

Backed by an all party meeting mandate, the state cabinet had on Tuesday decided to defer the release of to and convene a day's legislature session amid escalating row between the two neighbouring states.

The resolution noted that in the year 2016-17, there has been an acute situation of distress but the shortfall in the basin will become known only at the end of the season on January 31, 2017.

It pointed out that the combined storage in four reservoirs in the basin -- Krishnaraja Sagar, Hemavathy, Harangi and Kabini -- had reached "alarmingly low levels at 27 TMC ft."

"It is now resolved to direct that in this state of acute distress, it is imperative that the government ensures that no from the present storages be drawn save and except for meeting drinking requirements of villages and towns in the basin and Bengaluru," it said.
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