SC orders Karnataka to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

The apex court directed Karnataka to release 2.44 tmc (thousand million cubic feet) water of Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu for irrigating its standing crops in the delta basin.

The court dismissed the objections of Tamil Nadu which sought 9 tmc of water for the state’s standing crops spread over six lakh hectares of land. The court passed the directions after receiving the report of the expert committee that had visited the Tamil Nadu part in the delta region and recommended that 2.44 tmc water be released for the standing crop.



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