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'SC gave unimplementable order on Cauvery'

Karnataka CM criticize SC's order to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till Sept 27

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Publish Date: Sep 21 2016 8:26AM | Updated Date: Sep 21 2016 8:28AM

'SC gave unimplementable order on Cauvery'

Terming the Supreme Court's order “unimplementable”, Karnataka’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah called for an urgent cabinet and all-party meeting. The SC’s order to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till September 27 is unrealistic and "unimplementable", he said.

 

Talking about the state issues, Siddaramaiah said, "Supreme Court has passed an order but since we do not have this much water, it is very difficult to implement it. It is an unimplementable order," he told the media.

 

Siddaramaiah said Karnataka had put forward facts, related with water and river, before the Cauvery Supervisory Committee but they still passed an order directing the state to release 3,000 cusecs per day between September 21 and 30.

 

Noting the committee was constituted by the apex court only, he said it had given a direction on September 5 to Tamil Nadu to approach the committee and also asked Karnataka to file a response to the neighbouring state's plea.

 

Despite all this, the Supreme Court has passed an order like this, he said. Siddaramaiah appealed to public to maintain peace, while assuring that the government "is committed" to protect the interest of the state and its people and farmers.

 

Karnataka will have to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu from tomorrow till September 27, the Supreme Court said today while raising the quantum fixed by the Supervisory Committee yesterday by 3000 cusecs.