New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Karnataka government to release 15000 cusec of water to Tamil Nadu for ten days to lessen the plight of farmers.

The apex court also asked Tamil Nadu to approach the supervisory committee for release of Cauvery water.

On September 2, the Supreme Court had asked Karnataka to ‘Live and let live’ over the issue of providing water to Tamil Nadu from Cauvery river.

 During the hearing of the Cauvery water dispute case, the Karnataka government, in its reply to the apex court over Tamil Nadu’s plea seeking release of 50 Thousand Million Cubic (TMC) water in Cauvery, said, “There is a deficit of 80 TMC water and can’t give water to Tamil Nadu.”

 Hearing the plea, Justice Dipak Mishra observed that “Live & Let Live principle should be kept in mind” and that “both states should live in harmony”.

 It was reported that Tamil Nadu had already suffered water deficit in June, July and August.