After Mullaperiyar, its Cauvery dispute

The Cauvery row erupted again today with Tamil Nadu accusing Karnataka of "unjustly utilising" the river water and demanding a meeting of Cauvery River Authority to discuss the issue but the neighbouring state dismissed the charge and opposed the CRA meet proposal. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh charging, "Karnataka had depleted a storage of about 30.33 TMC ft. from 1.2.2012 to 14.5.2012, besides utilizing the flows of about 11 TMC ft."

Due to depletion of storage, Karnataka "impounds" initial monsoon flows in its dams and released water only when they become surplus, she claimed, adding, this affected inflows into Mettur Dam.

"This consequently affects Kuruvai (short term) paddy crop very badly and also delays cultivation of Samba (long term) crop in the state", she said. 


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