Cauvery Water Management Authority has pulled up the Karnataka government and ordered it to release water to Tamil Nadu which is facing an acute water crisis.
The water board has also asked the Karnataka government as to why the allotted water for June was not released and asked it to provide allotted water to Tamil Nadu. The Cauvery board decision comes following Tamil Nadu government’s raised demand for release of water from Karnataka.
The AIADMK had earlier urged the Centre to take control of the Cauvery Water Management Authorityand ensure that Tamil Nadu gets its share of water.
“Centre should take complete management control of Cauvery Water Management Authority,” AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Vijila Sathyananth had said. Sathyanath had also called for expediting the proposal to link Godavari river with the Cauvery as this could provide 300 tmc of Godavari water to other parts of the state.
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been locked in a decades-long dispute over the sharing of Cauvery water. Tamil Nadu is facing acute water shortage due to erratic rainfall and reservoirs in the state have reached their lowest level.
Opposition DMK has staged protests over water scarcity and accused the ruling AIADMK of not being serious in taking steps to address the issue.