Cauvery Water Issue: Protests in Karnataka after order to release Water
September 6, 2016 14:44 IST
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About 100 farmers stood knee-deep in the Cauvery river at Srirangapatna near Mysuru, threatening to hold 'jal satyagraha' (agitation for water) to prevent the state government releasing water from the nearby Krishnaraja Sagar Reservoir (KRS), built across the river basin. "We will not allow the state government to release water at any cost from the half-empty reservoirs as we don't have enough water for our fields and drinking water," said Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha leader Nanjungowda at Mandya.