Cauvery Urimai Meetpu Kuzhu has decided to organise a massive rally in Thanjavur on December 8 condemning what it termed the indifferent attitude of the Central government in the Cauvery water issue, and calling for its intervention to get due share of Cauvery water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. C.Murugesan of Cauvery Urimai Meetpu Kuzhu told presspersons on Tuesday that the rally would begin at Tholkappiar Sadukkam and end at Abraham Pandithar Road.
A public meeting would also be held.
Mr.Murugesan said when farmers were expecting that Supreme Court would find a solution to the issue, it had asked the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to meet and talk. But an emergency situation prevails in the Cauvery delta districts as samba crop is withering. Suicide by farmers has also been reported. The Centre should intervene and get water from Karnataka. Reducing the discharge from Mettur dam from 10,000 cusecs to 2000 cusecs is another blow.