High level technical team on Cauvery to submit report to SC today

New Delhi [India], Oct. 17 : The high level central technical team, led by central water commission chairman G S Jha, will today submit its findings and report to the Supreme Court.

The team was constituted as per orders of the apex court to assess the realities in Cauvery basin areas in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The case filed by Tamil Nadu regarding Cauvery river water sharing will come up for hearing before the top court tomorrow.

The high level central technical team had inspected Krishnaraja Sagar, Kabini dams in Karnataka, Mettur Bhavani Sagar dams in Tamil Nadu.

The GS Jha-led team had interacted with the PWD officials and delta farmers in Thanjavur Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur.

Farmers in Tiruchirapalli and delta regions told the team that samba crops will be damaged if water is not released into Cauvery by Karnataka.

Meanwhile, the delta farmers in Tamil Nadu are resorting to rail rook agitation today urging the government to set up Cauvery management board.

Source: ANI