Will not release 12,500 cusecs of water from Cauvery as demanded by Tamil Nadu: D K Shivakumar

Bengaluru, Sep 26 (IANS): Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar stated on Tuesday that the state was not in a position to release the water demanded by Tamil Nadu. “We don’t have water and we will not release it,” Shivakumar stated.

Speaking to reporters, Shivakumar stated at his residence that, it was not possible to release 12,500 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu. “We are arguing that even release of 5,000 cusecs of water is not possible. We will not release it and it is impossible,” he said.

“We are making an appeal and let’s see what decision would be taken in this regard. The Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) meeting is underway. Tamil Nadu is demanding 12,500 cusecs of water. We are in a position where we can’t even release 5,000 cusecs,” he reiterated.

It is not possible to hide the information regarding the outflow and inflow of water to dams. It is registered at Biligundlu reservoir. The officers of both the states monitor this. The state government can’t manage it as it is being done by the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC). Hence, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu can’t lie over the flow of water, Shivakumar explained.

“If we lie, they will present the real statistics and technical details. They won’t listen to us. The water level has increased due to rainfall in and around Bengaluru,” he stated.

Reacting to former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s criticism that the Congress government is the B-team of the Tamil Nadu DMK government, Shivakumar asked whether Kumaraswamy knew what his father, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda stated when Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister?

“Let politics be set aside and the interest of the state be protected,” he maintained.

The CWMA is convening a meeting and officers from Karnataka are going to present facts. The interest of the state is paramount and the matter will be discussed by the Chief Minister and a decision will be taken in one or two days regarding the Cauvery issue, he stated.

Shivakumar thanked the people and organisations for carrying out the protest peacefully without any untoward incidents.


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  • Sanjay Shenoy, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    DK no Problem open all gates of dam that poor and hungry people from TN can survive with Cauvery water.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    BJP. WAS HARPING ON DOUBLE ENGINE SARAKARA .... Karnataka sent 25 BJP MP ‘s to LOk sabha .. Including emergency exit fame Tejaswisurya .. ..Finance minister mrs sitaraman also from Karnataka in Rajya sabha ......Fire brand leader KATEEL ETC .. River water sharing if any compromises is an interstate and central govt issue... Distresss. Years. Formula .. These 25 BJP MP ‘s. Can’t talk to prime minister??? Prime minister came for several rallies road shows to Karnataka during elections... AND. ISRO VISIT.... can’t help. NOW ? State is in distress ..

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  • flavian, chik

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Ask Bommai sirhe has a solution he says

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  • Mahendra, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Crops which are water guzzlers are also to be monitored for better utilization -- --food habits have to change etc -- BALANCED DIET -- mainly Protein -- Carbohydrates AND vitamins -- - - we have to study considering environment best food habits --for sustainable future -- RICE - -SUGARCANE - -(WHEAT -- of course this is more in north -) - main water guzzlers -- lot of these are stored in ware houses -- go downs -- get eaten by rats -- get destroyed in rains -- so controlling wastage also important -- need great political maturity -- information - -education --

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  • Joseph, Bombay

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Great decision. Bold decision.

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