Chennai, June 25: With the crisis in Southern state of the country deepens, Cauvery Water Management Authority has pulled up the HD Kumaraswamy-led government and ordered to release water to Tamil Nadu. The order from the apex water management body comes after the Tamil Nadu government's raised demand for the release of water from Karnataka.
Announcing the decision of the board, Cauvery Water Management Authority Chairman, S Masood Hussain, said, as new agency ANI quotes, "Karnataka should release water for the month of June and July as per monthly schedule mentioned in the final order of Tribunal and modified by Supreme Court subject to inflows being normal." Chennai Water Crisis: Before and After Images Show Drying of City's Lakes, Reaching Day Zero; Names of Cities Next in List
Adding more, he said, "In respect of the quantum of water to be released to Puducherry, the existing arrangements between Puducherry & Tamil Nadu will continue." The following order arrived after Tamil Nadu state government urged the Centre to take control of the CWMA and ensure that it gets its share of water.
Expressing his dissent over not getting water, AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Vijila Sathyananth had said, "Centre should take complete management control of Cauvery Water Management Authority." He had also suggested expediting the process of linking Godavari river with the Cauvery as this could provide 300 tmc of Godavari water to other parts of the state. Tamil Nadu Water Crisis: Chennai Residents Struggle With Irregular Water Supply Through Tankers, State Govt Seeks Centre's Help.
It is to be known that both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have locked their horns on the Cauvery water issue, as each year the water crisis grips the region and people suffer. Acute water shortage due to erratic rainfall has become a common phenomenon in both the states and water sharing from Cauvery is what remains the last resort for survival.