A meeting chaired by Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to end the impasse over Cauvery water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu has failed to find a solution an official said on Thursday.
quot;There is no outcome of the Cauvery meeting chaired by Water Resources Minister Uma Bhartirdquo; Karnataka Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav said.
Kanataka government suggested a visit by an expert team from Centre to verify the ground realities Jadhav added.
The meeting was called on the Supreme Court’s advice on Tuesday in which Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah along with his Water Resources Minister MB Patil participated. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalaliathaa had deputed her Public Works Minister EK Palaniswamy for the meeting as she is still recovering from illness.
Karnataka had on Wednesday deferred the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu to Thursday hoping to reach a solution to the contentious issue at the meeting convened by the Centre in New Delhi.
The top court directed Karnataka to release 6000 cusecs daily for three days from Wednesday to Friday despite the state legislature’s resolution on September 23 to use the depleted water in the four dams across the river basin for drinking purpose only.