Bangalore June 26:Karnataka says it will respond to the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's request to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu after studying the levels in the reservoirs in the State.
The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, has not committed himself to releasing water. Sources said he told the Prime Minister that he did not know about the water levels in the reservoirs. Once it was ascertained, he would respond to the request.
The Prime Minister did not indicate any particular quantum of water to be released to Tamil Nadu but only wanted the release of a "quantity sufficient" to alleviate the difficulties of Tamil Nadu farmers.