Belgaum: In the wake of Supreme Court directing Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs to Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday said he would lead a MPs team from the Cauvery Basin to meet the Prime Minister for apprising him of the distress situation in his state.
"I am leading a delegation of MPs from Cauvery basin tomorrow to hold talks with Union Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is also Cauvery River Authority Chairman, to apprise them of the prevailing distress situation in Karnataka," Shettar said in the Assembly.
The delegation would brief them on the "poignant situation" in the state which is hit by drought and water shortage, Shettar said, adding that they would also seek legal opinion and views of experts before deciding the next step.
In an interim relief to Tamil Nadu, the apex court had on Wednesday directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs to Tamil Nadu and also asked the Cauvery Monitoring Committee to meet on December 7 or December 8 to decide the water requirements of both states....more
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