As TN farmers threaten to commit suicide, SC asks Karnataka to release less water

| Monday, September 12, 2016 - 13:51
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Cauvery row, Cauvery crisis, Supreme Court, Kannadigas, Cauvery issue, Cauvery water, Farmer suicide

New Delhi: The Southwest monsoon registered a lower-than-expected rainfall this year, which would imminently mean that the Cauvery crisis cycle would continue to haunt the farmers in Tamil Nadu. Taking cognizance of the dire condition of the farmers, the Supreme Court had ordered the Karnataka government to release 15,000 million cubic feet of water to Tamil Nadu in 10 days, a quantity which has been deemed as inadequate.

However, on Monday, the Supreme Court further reduced the order of release of water to 12,000 million cubic feet, 3,000 ft less than what was expected from Karnataka.

Tamil Nadu farmers who are facing a crisis without the release of Cauvery water are threatening to commit suicide if the water is not released on time. Farmers in the state of Tamil Nadu have already lost the Kuruvai crop this year, and if the crisis continues, they will also lose the Samba crop.

The gravity of the situation can be explained by what agriculturist, OP Sivanantham, said, "We used to have three crops in a year. Now even one crop has become uncertain."

Also, on Monday, protests ranged through the streets of Chennai due to the Cauvery dispute. Unidentified men in Chennai hurled six crude bombs at New Woodlands Hotel. The hotel is owned by Kannadigas, a term which refers to the people of Karnataka.

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Your news is wrong, Karnataka was directed to release Extra

You have either totally incompitant persons are your are intentionally making false report. Karnataka was to release 15000 Cusex up to 15TH (balance 4 days) now Supreme court has directed Karnataka to release 12000 Cusex up to 20TH. Saving 12000 Cusex (3000 per day) and additional 60000 (12000 x 5 Days) which means additional 48000. Please do correct reporting.

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