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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Jan 30


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami has written a letter to Karnataka counterpart Siddaramaiah seeking an appointment to discuss the Cauvery water dispute.

On January 13, Palaniswami had requested Siddaramaiah to release water from River Cauvery to save the standing crops of farmers in the former’s state.

Citing that the crop season in Karnataka was over, Palaniswami, in a letter, requested 15 thousand million cubic feet (TMC ft) of water for his state.

Palaniswami urged Karnataka chief minister to consider the plight of the farmers whose livelihoods depend on a good harvest to release the water.

With inputs from ANI