Cauvery Authority meets in Delhi, TN demands water from K’taka

Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) meeting happened in New Delhi today, in which the Tamil Nadu government placed a slew of demands.

The demands include 2 TMC water from Karnataka before the end of May and opposition to include Mekedatu as a subject of disucssion of the meeting.

Today’s meeting assumes importance in view of Kuruvai (short term crop) season to begin from June in Cauvery delta and quantum of water to be released from January to May and then from June onwards.

Central Water Commission chairman H Masood Husain chaired the meeting, which deliberated on issues related to release of water from the upper riparian states to the lower riparian states.

Representatives from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry and Kerala attended the meet. Meanwhile, the water level at Mettur dam is depleting every day. As on Monday, the storage level stood at 47 tmc against its full capacity.

The storage level stood at 16 tmc and the inflow stood at just 51 cusecs. For drinking water purposes for those living along the Cauvery river banks, 1,000 cusecs of water is being released.