Farmers body welcomes SC verdict on Cauvery

FTAA today suggested that the quantum of the water share should be stored in the respective states.

Published: 21st September 2016 04:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2016 04:00 PM   |  A+A-


COIMBATORE: Welcoming the Supreme Court order to constitute Cauvery water Management Board in four weeks, the Federation of Tamil Nadu Agriculturists Association (FTAA) today suggested that the quantum of the water share should be stored in the respective states.

Steps should be taken to store Karnataka's share of water in Harangi, Kabini, Hemavathi and Krishna Raja Sagar reservoirs, which can be used only by that State from the next water year of June 1 to May 31, FTAA secretary, S Nallasamy said in a statement here.

Similarly, all efforts should be taken to release the share of Tamil Nadu and store in Mettur, which has the capacity to hold 93.5 TMC of water, and release as and when required for drinking and irrigation purpose, he said.

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