Protests in Mandya over CMC order
Mandya: Farmers on Thursday blocked roads and railway tracks at Gejjalagere opposing any release of water to Tamil Nadu in the wake of Cauvery Monitoring Committee deciding that the neighbouring state would get 8.85 tmc of water over the next fortnight.
Reacting to the CMC order, president of the Cauvery Hitarakshana Samiti (committee spearheading the stir) G Madegowda, said, "The committee has no right to give any direction. We will not allow the government to release water at any cost."
Meanwhile in the wake of renewed protests at Mandya, hotbed of the Cauvery stir, authorities promulgated prohibitory orders from today till tomorrow.
At its meeting in Delhi today, the CMC decided that Tamil Nadu would get 8.85 tmc of water over the next fortnight.
Karnataka, however, said it would not accept the award.
The "award" of the committee is based on the findings of a central team that visited Karnataka and Tamil Nadu last week.
Sources said the award is clear that Tamil Nadu "shall receive" 8.85 thousand million cubic feet (tmc) of water between October 16 and October 31.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Terrorist outfit IS releases hitlist; 4000 people including 285 Indians targeted
- Mumbai: Woman missing after falling in manhole
- Mann Ki Baat: PM recalls dark days of 1975 Emergency, says democracy is our strength
- Mann Ki Baat: Conserve every drop of water, says PM
- PM Modi launches 'Smart City Project' in Pune
- IIFA 2016: Why should Oscars become benchmark to celebrate Indian cinema, asks Anupam Kher
- US floods: 24 dead in West Virginia; search and rescue continues
- Pampore terror attack: PM Narendra Modi pained by demise of CRPF jawans, salutes their courage
- PM Narendra Modi to share his thoughts in 21st edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' today
- IIFA Awards 2016: Here is the list of winners