Won’t let TN to use Cauvery surplus: BSY

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Won’t let TN to use Cauvery surplus: BSY

Won’t let TN to use Cauvery surplus: BSY

The Karnataka government will not allow Tamil Nadu to use surplus water from the inter-state Cauvery river and will take strong measures to protect the state’s interests, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Monday, amid concerns regarding river interlinking project being undertaken by neighbouring State.

While the State government has decided to file objections before the Centre against the project, opposition parties in Karnataka-Congress and JD(S)-too opposed Tamil Nadu’s move. The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday laid the foundation for the first phase of the Rs 14,400 crore Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar river interlinking project, aimed at diverting over 6,000 cubic ft of surplus water to drier areas in southern districts.

“We will not allow it….there is no use by just giving statements, for no reason we will allow Tamil Nadu or others to use surplus water, we will take strong measures, necessary measures are being taken,” Yediuyurappa told reporters here in response to a question.

Won’t let TN to use Cauvery surplus: BSY

Karnataka is of the stand that after ensuring 177.25 tmc feet of water to Tamil Nadu in a normal year at Biligundlu water gauging centre, the rest belongs to the state, which includes its share of 284.75 tmc feet and surplus water available.

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