The Cauvery Supervisory Committee, headed by Union Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar, will today meet in New Delhi to decide on the quantum of Cauvery river water to be released to Tamil Nadu and other states.
As per sources, the Committee would strictly adhere to the final order of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal while deciding on the quantum of the water to be released to Tamil Nadu and other states as directed by the Supreme Court.
Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry besides officials of Central Water Commission will attend the meeting. In an interim order on September 5, the apex court had asked Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily for next 10 days to Tamil Nadu. This had led to protests in parts of Karnataka.
The apex court will next hear the matter on September 16.