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Cauvery Water to TN: Karnataka CM to Hold Special Emergency Meeting – News18


Published By: Sheen Kachroo

Last Updated: September 13, 2023, 10:55 IST

The special meeting will be held at 12:30 PM at Vidhana Soudha’s conference hall (Getty Images)

Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, ministers of the Cauvery basin region, former chief ministers of all parties, senior ministers of the state cabinet, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members will participate in the emergency meeting

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will hold a “special emergency meeting” today. The decision comes in the backdrop of recommendation from the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) to release 5,000 cusecs of water every day for the next 15 days to Tamil Nadu.

The CWRC recommendation came out on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, ministers of the Cauvery basin region, former chief ministers of all parties, senior ministers of the state cabinet, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members will participate in the emergency meeting.

“The special emergency meeting will be held on 13-9-2023 at 12:30 PM at Vidhana Soudha’s conference hall,” the Chief Minister’s office said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Siddaramaiah held an emergency meeting regarding the next steps to be taken in view of the CWRC’s recommendation. Shivakumar, several senior ministers and officials including Chief Secretary, and Chief Minister’s Legal Advisor Ponnanna participated in the meeting.

After CWRC recommendation came out, Shivakumar said that the state is in no position to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, as it doesn’t have enough water storage, due to lack of adequate rainfall in the river basin region.

He said, the matter is next going to come before the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), most probably by Wednesday, and Karnataka will vehemently put forward its stand before it.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)



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