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By Our Special Correspondent
The Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, who has addressed a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart, Jayalalithaa, in reply to her letter of April 29, in which she stated that Karnataka had released only 160.47 tmcft. of water as against 202.92 tmcft. due as on that date (April 29), leaving a shortfall of 42.45 tmcft.
In his letter sent on Monday, Mr. Krishna has said that the cumulative flow at Biligundlu gauging station as on May 2 was 186.2 tmcft. according to the Central Water Commission. "Considering the contributions from the catchment between Biligundlu and Mettur from June 1, 2001 to May 2, 2002, estimated to be about 23 tmcft., the quantity of water made available to the Mettur Reservoir from June 1, 2001 to May 2, 2002 would be 209.2 tmcft. (186.2 tmcft. plus 23 tmcft.) which is more than the quantity of 205 tmcft. stipulated by the tribunal for the entire year."
The Chief Minister has noted that at the eleventh meeting of the monitoring committee of the Cauvery River Authority held on February 12, 2002, the Karnataka Chief Secretary, (Teresa Bhattacharya, who has since retired) had stated that based on the methodology adopted by the tribunal in its order of December 19, 1995, there was a shortfall of three tmcft. up to the end of January 2002 and that it would be made good before the end of the water year.
In a letter to the Secretary to the Union Ministry of Water Resources (B.N. Navalawala), the Chief Secretary had, on March 14, 2002, stated that the total inflow made available at Mettur Reservoir from June 1, 2001 to February 28, 2002 was 198.26 tmcft. as against the stipulated flow of 198.2 tmcft.
The Union Ministry had been intimated that Karnataka had fulfilled its obligation up to the end of February 2002 to ensure the stipulated flow of Cauvery waters at the Mettur Reservoir, she had said.
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