As the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) meeting has failed to break the stalemate over the continued release of Cauvery water for samba cultivation, Tamil Nadu will immediately file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to Karnataka to release the water.

This was decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who held discussion with senior Ministers and officials on Monday.

Ms. Jayalalithaa directed the officials to file the petition in the court to get Tamil Nadu’s share of water.

An official release said that on September 18, while participating in the CRA meeting in Delhi, the Chief Minister wanted Karnataka to follow the distress-sharing formula and demanded release of 2 TMC water per day for 24 days for samba cultivation. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh directed Karnataka government to release 9,000 cusecs of water per day between September 20 and October 15.

The Karnataka government, however, rejected even the Prime Minister’s proposal.