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Palaniswami urges K'taka CM to release Cauvery water for TN

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

on Saturday requested his counterpart to release water from River to save the standing crops of farmers in the former's state.

Citing that the crop season in was over, Palaniswami, in a letter, requested 15 thousand million cubic feet (TMC ft) of water for his state.

"After reserving the minimum needs of drinking water supply and perennial crops, can release at least 15 TMC ft to to make up a part of the shortfall, which is required to meet the crucial needs of the standing crops in the delta," the letter further read.

Palaniswami urged Karnataka to consider the plight of the farmers whose livelihoods depend on a good harvest to release the water.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 21:18 IST