Cauvery: Jaya to move SC for damages from Karnataka

Tamil Nadu has decided to move the Supreme Court to seek damages from Karnataka for the loss of crops caused by its "adamant approach" on release of Cauvery water, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said Monday.

Jayalalithaa claimed Karnataka's refusal to share water despite directions of the SC and the Cauvery Monitoring Committee had "largely affected" both Kuruvai (short-term) and Samba (long-term) crops, and thus adversely affected thousands of farmers and labourers in Tamil Nadu.

"Considering the adamant approach of Karnataka in not releasing due share of water to Tamil Nadu in line with existing tribunal verdict... I have directed officials to file an original suit claiming damages from Karnataka to compensate the damages suffered by Tamil Nadu," the Chief Minister said.

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