Even as the first meet of the Cauvery Water Management Authority took place in New Delhi today, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy said today in the Assembly, “Let us wait and watch what transpires in the first Cauvery Water Management Authority today before we take any further action.”
The Chief Minister’s response was in connection to the issue raised by deputy leader of opposition, DMK’s Durai Murugan who urged the government to ensure Tamilnadu gets its rightful share of Cauvery water and asked the ruling AIADMK to convene an all party meet to show that all the political parties in Tamilnadu are united in bringing Cauvery to the State.
Reports said representatives from Tamilnadu asked the authority to release 30TMC water for the State which should be given this month. It is also said that panel discussed water availability in the Cauvery basin reservoirs and outflow and inflow to reservoirs.
The Union Ministry of Water Resources, on June 1, issued a notification for the Cauvery scheme, nearly three months after the Supreme Court’s order directing the Centre to do the same.
As per the scheme, the Cauvery Water Management Authority and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee will decide and implement the sharing of the Cauvery river waters among the riparian States of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
The meeting was chaired by Masood Hussain, who is also chairman of the Central Water Commission. It discussed water availability in the Cauvery basin reservoirs and outflow and inflow to reservoirs.