NEW DELHI/ BENGALURU:Tamil Nadu on Friday moved the Supreme Court to restrain Karnataka from letting untreated sewage and industrial effluents into Cauvery river and its tributaries.
In its petition, Tamil Nadu stated, “The condition of the life-giving Cauvery river, before it enters Tamil Nadu, is in danger. Several of its tributaries and minor rivers have become non-existent or have turned into sewage-carrying canals.
Indiscriminate discharge of sewage and effluents is killing the river’s natural ecosystem.”
In a suit for permanent and mandatory injunction, the Tamil Nadu state government blamed Karnataka of gross dereliction of duty as a welfare state under the Constitution by denying the people of Tamil Nadu the right to clean water.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Karnataka would respond in kind and fight the matter legally.