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Deadline for Cauvery Board Ends, AIADMK Leaders to Observe Fast in Protest

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders will observe fast on April 2 in order to pressurise the Centre to form a Cauvery Management Board.

The state government will convene a meeting to mull the further course of action in this regard.

“The party is discussing the next course of action after the Central government failed to implement Cauvery Management Board and also indicated that the state government is sure about approaching the Supreme Court again,” Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar told media here.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami yesterday held a discussion with his senior ministers on the matter as protests were staged across the state in the connection demanding constitution of Cauvery Management Board.

The Supreme Court had on February 16 pronounced its verdict on the vexed dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

The Apex Court has directed Karnataka to release 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) of water to Tamil Nadu. This reduced Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water by 14.75tmcft from the 192tmcft allocated by a tribunal in 2007.

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