Karnataka ordered to release water to Tamilnadu


The Cauvery Water Management Authority ordered Karnataka  to release 9.19 tmcft of water to Tamilnadu from the Biligundlu reservoir to the Mettur dam for the month of June. This was a unanimous decision  as the forecast has been a normal monsoon and keeping in mind the water level in dams and reservoirs, Karnataka has been directed to release water to Tamilnadu said the Chairman of the Cauvery Water Management Authority, Masood Hussain.

The quantum of water to be released is in line with the Supreme Court’s order on February 16th last year According to the Court, Karnataka’s share is  284 tmcft, Tamilnadu’s  share is  404 tmcft,  Kerala’s share 30 tmcft and  Puducherry’s share 7 tmcft. It  reserved 10 tmcft for environmental purposes and 4 for natural flow into the sea. This is  the third meeting of the  CWMA since June 2018 when it was constituted. It is expected to meet every 10 days from June to October.



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