CPI-M condemns Karnataka`s negative attitude in Cauvery water issue
Puducherry: The CPI(M) here condemned Karnataka`s `negative stand` in not releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, in spite of the Prime Minister`s directives at the September 19 Cauvery River Authority meet at Delhi.
CPI(M) secretary V Perumal said in a relaase here that the party`s executive committee expressed strong protest against Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadeesh Shettar`s rejection of the Prime Minister`s directive to release 9000 cusecs daily in the Cauvery river system for Tamil Nadu till October 15.
The executive in a resolution condemned the walkout of the Karnataka Chief Minister staged at the CRA meeting.
It said Karaikal region which relies on Cauvery water for irrigation is bearing the brunt of Shettars` negative stand.
The resolution demanded that the Puducherry government take firm steps to ensure there is no setback to samba cultivation in Karaikal. The interim award of six tmc feet of water for Karaikal should also be successfully realized for Karaikal.
Another resolution demanded that the government hold elections to put in place democratically formed Board of directors in the cooperative societies.
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