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Cauvery water management authority to meet on June 22

Chennai, June 16(BPNS)

The Cauvery Water Management authority’s first meeting for the current water year will be held on June 22.  The chief minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin had written a letter to the Union minister for Jal Shakthi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on the state’s share of water.

Stalin has in his letter to the Union Jal Shakthi minister has requested the Union minister to take steps to advise the Cauvery Water Management Authority(CWMA) that Tamil Nadu is supplied of its share of water. The water to Tamil Nadu be supplied according to the monthly schedule prepared by the Supreme Court of India, Stalin pointed out in the letter.

According to the schedule of the Supreme Court the state is to get 9.19 million cubic feet(tmcft) and for July 31.24 tmcft.

 The Cauvery water regulation authority will meet online on June 17 and discuss the finer points to be presented in the Cauvery Water Management authority’s meet on June 22.

Both the meetings will be held online and with the onset of South West Mansoon, the meetings are necessary and important as Cauvery water sharing has been a major issue in South India.