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‘Centre should pay relief for samba crop loss’

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P.Nedumaran.Photo:B.Velankanni Raj
P.Nedumaran.Photo:B.Velankanni Raj

: Karnataka is delaying the gazetting of the final award of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal by placing objection before the Central government, said P.Nedumaran, president of Thamizhar Desiya Iyakkam, here on Wednesday.

He told presspersons that it was unfortunate that former Prime Minister Deve Gowda had gone to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to object.

“I strongly condemn this attitude of Karnataka and appeal to the Centre to gazette the final award,” he said.

Take responsibility

He also said the Centre should take responsibility for the loss of samba crop in Cauvery delta districts.

“If the Centre had intervened after Surpreme Court's order for release of water and forced Karnataka to release water, things would have been different. So the Centre should take the responsibility and pay relief for samba loss,” he said.

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