TIRUCHY: Farmer-members of the ‘Tamilaga Aeri Matrum Atruppasana Vivasayeegal Sangam’ on Thursday raised doubts over the Supreme court granting adjournments to the Centre in the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) case when crops of delta farmers was withering away sans water.
The Sangam's president Viswanathan told newsmen after their state executive held at Tiruchy that the Supreme Court should clarify such doubts in its ruling on May 14 when CMB case would come up again.
In its resolution, the executive meeting expressed concern over the Tamil Nadu
government’s announcement that all water bodies (irrigation tanks) across the state would be desilted at a cost of Rs 300 crore, but it remained only on paper.
To highlight this issue, the association has planned to organise a statewide demonstration at Tiruchy on May 17, he said.
The meeting urged the Union government to ensure that Karnataka release Tamil Nadu’s share of 65 tmfct of water, so that at least this year, the ‘kuruvai (short-term)’ paddy cultivation could be taken up....