Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin on Friday wrote to Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat requesting to take steps to advise the Cauvery Water Administration Authority (CWMA) to make sure the realisation of water as per month-to-month schedule prescribed by the Supreme Courtroom. As per the judgment, Tamil Nadu was to obtain 9.19 tmc of water in June and 31.24 tmc in July.
For the reason that Cauvery delta area didn’t profit a lot from the southwest monsoon, the kuruvai crop was depending on the continual launch of water from the reservoir, he mentioned. “Any shortfall in launch of water as per the schedule will severely impression the standing crop in addition to commencing and persevering with the samba cultivation, from subsequent month,” Mr. Stalin contended in his letter. A duplicate of the letter was launched to the media.
Mr. Stalin, who visited the Cauvery delta area on Friday, mentioned the area was the “rice bowl” of Tamil Nadu and the Stanley reservoir at Mettur is the lifeline of the delta. “We rely on them to a terrific extent for our agricultural manufacturing. This 12 months, our delta farmers are eagerly ready to start the cultivation of Kuruvai and Samba crops.”
The federal government was planning to open the reservoir for the delta irrigation on the standard date on June 12, contemplating the present ranges of storage on the reservoir and the IMD’s forecast of a traditional southwest monsoon. “That is being completed underneath the justified assumption that the water launch within the Cauvery can be as per the month-to-month schedule mounted by the Supreme Courtroom.”
The quantum of water obtained on the widespread border Billigundulu gauging the positioning of Central Water Fee needed to be realised as per the month-to-month schedule mounted by the Supreme Courtroom for guaranteeing the continual launch of water to maintain the lakhs of acres of kuruvai paddy crop. “Contemplating that this situation impacts the lives of lakhs of our farmers, I stay up for your instant intervention,” he added.