Cauvery Water Management Authority asks Karnataka to release 40.43 TMC water to Tamil Nadu
The sources said Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) asked Karnataka to quickly release around 40.43 thousand million cubics (TMC) feet water to Tamil Nadu for the time of June and July.
However, the decision is subject to review, based on rainfall received by the Cauvery basin and the water storage of four reservoirs in Karnataka. As per the scheme by Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal, the total to be released by Karnataka from Biligundlu site is 9.19 TMC and 31.24 TMC for June and July, respectively. The CWMA was taken a decision which was presented by the representatives of the Centre and the riparian States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Puducherry. Being arrangements among the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will keep.
Various parties of Tamil Nadu are facing severe water shortage. The Centre had, last month, issued a drought advisory to the State in the surrounding of reducing water levels in its reservoirs. The officers said “The water will be released assuming that monsoon will be normal. The release of water will be reviewed looking at the quantum of the rainfall in the Cauvery basin.”