Bangalore: The agitation against release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu hit Bangalore on Friday with religious leaders, Kanndada film actors, members of Kannada organizations and politicians taking out rallies. The rallies coincided with the visit of a team of central government officials to Cauvery basin areas in the state to assess water availability and the requirements of Karnataka. The two-member team arrived here on Thursday and had talks with state officials. Another team is visiting Tamil Nadu for the same purpose. The two teams are expected to submit their reports within a week to the central government.
Several thousand activists of 'Karnataka Rakshana Vedike' (Karnataka Protection Forum) took out a march from National College grounds in south Bangalore to Freedom Park in city centre. A number of religious leaders and a few Kannada film actors joined the march organized to demand immediate halt to release of water to Tamil Nadu in view of Karnataka facing worst drought in 40 years.
Karnataka has been releasing 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily since last Saturday on the direction of the Supreme Court. The apex court directive followed Karnataka's refusal to release water from Sep 20 to Oct 15 as ordered Sep 19 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as head of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA). Karnataka has appealed to the prime minister to withdraw the order and has also filed a petition in the Supreme Court for relief as water in state reservoirs across Cauvery
02:21 PM, Oct 05, 2012
Bangalore: A team of central government officials arrived here on Thursday to assess water availability in the Cauvery river and Karnataka's requirement in the wake of intensifying agitation against the release of water to Tamil Nadu. The team would on Friday visit Cauvery basin district of Mandya, about 80 km from here, where the Krishnaraja Sagar dam, from which 9,000 cusecs of water is being released to Tamil Nadu daily,...
05:55 PM, Oct 04, 2012
Mandya: District authorities on Wednesday deployed Rapid Action Force (RAF) at the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir in the wake of a threat by a farmers' body to lay siege to the dam to stop flow of water to Tamil Nadu. Prohibitory orders have been promulgated in the one-km radius of the KRS reservoir from where besides Kabini dam 9000 cusecs of water is being released since Sunday complying with the...
12:43 PM, Oct 03, 2012
Mysore/Mandya: The agitation organised by the Cauvery River Protection Committee gained momentum on Sunday with seers, actors, politicians and farmers, including women, taking part in it. Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji of Adi Chunchanagiri Mutt, Sri Chandrashekara Swamiji and others participated in the protests in Mysore. Actor Prem and members of Kannada organisations took part in the stir at Silver Jubilee Park in Mandya. The agitation has taken a serious turn after...
11:40 AM, Sep 24, 2012