Chennai, July 18 (BPNS)
Farmers Of the Delta region of Tamil Nadu will conduct a road blockade on July 25 in protest against Karnataka not releasing Cauvery water to the state as directed by the Supreme Court of India.
Tamil Nadu Farmers Association general secretary, Sami Natarajan while speaking to BPNS said that if the quantum of water release was not sufficient, kuruvai sown in tail end areas will wilt. He said that the Kuruvai crop would last only if Karnataka release 122.24 tmcft of Cauvery water it owes Tamil Nadu for the months of June, July and August.
He said that for the month of June, there was a deficit of 6.29 tmcft of water and for July, Karnataka has to release, 31.24 tmcft from its dams as per the Supreme Court order. The farmer’s leader, however, said that this quantity of water has not been released.
Sami Natarajan said that farmers would block the roads in Taluk and block headquarters in the Delta districts of the state on July 25. The farmers will also come out against the move of Karnataka to build a dam at Mekedatu in Cauvery river during the protest march.