Tamil Nadu has demanded the release of more water from the Cauvery in the Supreme Court, seeing as how Karnataka is facing paucity of drinking water, the state government has rejected this demand. We support government’s decision to preserve Cauvery water for fulfilling the drinking water needs of the state.
1. Even though the state is not averse to sharing its river water, Karnataka has been facing a drinking water crisis of its own.
2. Everyone will agree, that in the list of priorities, drinking comes before irrigation. Karnataka’s drinking water problem has to be held more urgent, than Tamil Nadu’s irrigation requirements
3. Surely Karnataka cares about Tamil Nadu’s irrigation needs, but with its own reservoirs empty, inadequate rains and lack of drinking water, the state has to preserve its river water