Cauvery issue: Panel ‘directs’ Karnataka to continue water release

The Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) on Tuesday asked the Karnataka government to release 5,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 28, officials familiar with the matter said.

This decision mirrored a similar order issued by the authority on August 28, to which the state government had submitted a compliance report.

The CWRC convened a meeting on Tuesday, attended by officials from both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. After considering inputs from both parties and evaluating the on-ground circumstances, the committee issued a renewed mandate for Karnataka to allocate additional water to Tamil Nadu.

On August 28, despite resistance from Karnataka, the CWRC had mandated the state to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for a 15-day period. The Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) had subsequently upheld this decision.