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Stalin urges TN govt to move SC on Siruvani issue

She said the Committee has chose to recommend this without obtaining the necessary comments of the Tamil Nadu Government in contravention of its own decision in the meeting held on March 28 and 29 this year and contrary to the letter from the Union Ministry of Water Resources on this issue dated September 19, 2013. Justice Misra told Karnataka: "At least live up to the Cauvery Tribunal Award of 2007".

He said, "Tamil Nadu is asking for 50 tm-ft that was to supposed be released in a normal year".

He said the Tribunal has not provided for an alternative for Karnataka on the point of release of water during distress months.

"The allegation of Tamil Nadu that its irrigation dependent on Mettur would suffer has no basis", the state mentioned in an affidavit filed to the Tamil Nadu's application for release of 50 tmcft of the Cauvery water.

She said the Committee made this recommendation without seeking any comment from Tamil Nadu. Patil said at present the state has only 51 TMC of water in all its four reservoirs, of which 40 to 42 TMC of water is required exclusively for the drinking water goal of Karnataka.

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Reacting to the developments in the apex court in connection with the case, Patil had yesterday said the state's legal team would present the ground realities, and inform the court about Karnataka's drinking water needs, deficit rain and storage levels in four reservoirs in the Cauvery basin area.

The CWDT had recommended the setting up of a Cauvery Management Board/Authority on the lines of the Bhakra Beas Management Board for implementation of the order.

She said she had also requested that the Central Water Commission may be advised not to accord technical clearance for Kerala's proposal of building the dam across the Siruvani.

"The Kerala government has made it clear earlier itself that the sharing of waters with Tamil Nadu will continue".

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