“We are in a difficult situation, we have no water, but we still have to respect the authority’s decision, whatever it is. We are appealing to the Supreme Court. I will go to Delhi to meet the representatives, and we will do it.” “We are also taking a delegation to the central minister (Jal Shakti) and have also requested the chief minister to intervene and save us,” Shivakumar said.
Speaking to reporters here, he said: “If there is water, we don’t mind (releasing water to TN). There is no flow, and we are finding it very difficult. I think the central government should help us.” The BJP leadership (from the state) should join us to save Karnataka.”
The CWMA directive comes after the Cauvery Water Regulatory Commission (CWRC) last week recommended that Karnataka release 5,000 cusecs of water daily for the next 15 days to the neighboring state.
Meanwhile, there were reports of water being released from the Krishna Raja Sagara dam, despite farmers protesting against it, in Mandya and other areas in the Cauvery basin region.