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New Delhi: After the Supreme Court (SC) on October 3 set a deadline of 2PM for Tuesday, 4 October for the Karnataka government to release the blocked Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, the top court has now directed the Siddaramaiah government to release 2000 cusecs water per day from 7th-18th October. 
Also, the Chairman of Central Water Commission will lead a team to survey ground realities and submit a report on 18th October, when the next date of hearing will be decided.
Earlier on Monday evening, the Karnataka assembly unanimously passed a resolution to release the water to farmers in the Cauvery basin for their crops and drinking requirements. 
The Cauvery water sharing dispute has been a long-standing issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, dating to almost more than eight decades. But due to the intensity of the current crisis and the short monsoon rain, Tamil Nadu approached Karnataka for the release of more water, which gradually precipitated into riots.

The Supreme Court had ordered the Siddaramaiah government to stop defying its orders and release the Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. 

First Published | 4 October 2016 4:46 PM
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