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SC to hear Karnataka's plea on quantum of water to be released from Cauvery

Updated: Sep 12, 2016 08:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear Karnataka's plea seeking a direction to restrict the quantum of water to be released from River Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, from 15,000 cusecs to 1,000 cusecs.

The apex court will hear the case based on an application filed by Karnataka seeking a direction to reduce the quantity of water to be released from Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu from 15,000 cusecs to 1,000 cusecs.

The application has also sought that instead of 10 days, the apex court should restrict the release of water to only six as the state itself was facing a distress situation due to a massive agitation which was causing a loss of Rs. 500 crore per day to Karnataka.

The apex court's decision to hear the plea came after it was filed late last evening. (ANI)