New Delhi: The Centre on Monday advised Karnataka and Tamil Nadu governments to ‘cooperate’ with each other on the sharing of Cauvery waters after the latter cried foul that the neighbouring state had failed to release water as per the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. “Both the states were requested to co-operate and see how best they can handle the shortfall situation collectively,” sources said after the meeting of Cauvery Supervisory Committee in the national capital.
Karnataka had earlier this month expressed an inability to release Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu saying it was facing its ‘worst drought’ in over four decades. The Centre’s advice came in the wake of Tamil Nadu asking the Committee to order Karnataka that it make good an alleged shortfall of 47.549 TMCft water as on September 24.
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