Meeting of Cauvery Supervisory Committee suspended till Sept. 19

New Delhi [India], Sept. 12 : The meeting of Cauvery Supervisory Committee to decide on the quantum of water to be released to Tamil Nadu and other states remained inconclusive today and will take place next on September 19.

The meeting chaired by Union Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar, tried to reach a conclusion but Tamil Nadu and Karnataka did not agree to a particular figure of release of water.

During the discussions, it was found that certain information related to unauthorised withdrawal of water were unavailable.

The committee decided not to pass an order which is not backed by supportive data. The next meeting of the committee will take place on September 19. It was decided that Central Water Commission would draw up a new protocol of online collection of data of rainfall and flow of water on real time basis which may be shared with all the concerned states.

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry have been asked to submit the relevant information and data by September 15.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretaries of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry and senior officials of Kerala.

Source: ANI