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Cauvery water dispute: Farmers bury themselves in sand in TN

ANI  |  Trichy (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Farmers in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, on Friday, partially buried themselves in sand on the banks of the Cauvery River, demanding that the create the (CMB) at the earliest.

The protest was led by The apex court on February 16 had ordered the to set up the CMB and the within six weeks.

However, the court also decreased Tamil Nadu's share in the water, much to the dismay of the people of the state.

Police intervened and forcibly evicted the protesting farmers from the

DMK and other opposition parties on Wednesday, took part in a 'road-roko' protest and called for a state-wide shut down over the issue.

Earlier this week, the ruling All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) began their hunger strike across to pressurise the Centre to form a

On 16 February, the asked the Centre to form the CMB to implement a formula for sharing of water between and

In the ruling, the top court reduced Tamil Nadu's share in the Cauvery water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet.

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First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 17:39 IST