The Cauvery Water Regulation Committee on Tuesday recommended Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of water every day to Tamil Nadu starting from September 28.
The committee made the decision after holding a meeting on Tuesday.
This comes on the same day that a horde of farmers, pro-Kannada organisations and opposition party members are protesting the release of Cauvery river water to the neighbouring southern state, while observing a “Bengaluru bandh”.
Protestors gathered in huge numbers at Bengaluru’s Freedom Park and other places as well, where they raised slogans and staged demonstrations.
Meanwhile, daily life activities came to a halt in Bengaluru as restaurants, schools and offices were closed. However, public transport including metro, BMTC, KSRTC buses, and cab aggregators including Ola and Uber operated as per usual.