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K'tka yet to release 81 tmcft of Cauvery to TN, says CM

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

today said has so far released 111 of water of stipulated 192 annually (April-May) and steps were being taken to get the remaining quantum.

K Palaniswami, referring to the 2007 tribunal award on the water sharing dispute, said has to annually release 192 (thousand million cubic feet) of water to

"Till date (this year), (Karnataka) has given only 111 tmcft. The rest 81 tmcft has to be provided before May 2018," he said in the Assembly, while responding to member Durai Chandrasekar, who raised the issue of irrigating crops in some parts of delta districts of the state.

To ensure that realised the rest of its share of water from Cauvery, the state was insisting on the same, directly, as well as through the Centre, Palaniswami said.

"Steps are being taken to ensure relief from the Supreme also," the added.

He also pointed out that the apex yesterday indicated it would deliver within a month its verdict on the decades old dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

"Enough of confusion has been there for past two decades. Any forum can touch the matter after the verdict is delivered in the issue. We will give the verdict in four weeks," a bench of and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud had said on Tuesday.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 16:50 IST