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Tamil Nadu officials visited our dams without notice: Minister HD Revanna

Mysuru, June 29:- In what is seen as silent operation, top officials from Tamil Nadu, it seems, visited most of the dams in Karnataka to take stock of the situation on the availability of water. Surprisingly, no one from the government department is aware of it.

“Officials from Tamil Nadu visited the dams in Karnataka without even informing the secretary of Irrigation Department. They have taken note of the available water in all the dams,” said PWD Minister HD Revanna.

He was speaking to media persons at Jaladarshini Guest House in the city on Saturday.

“Even if a single drop of water is released from our dams, officials will receive notice. I have also visited the Hemavathi Dam. It has water available for just 15 days. Our dams don’t have water. The central team didn’t visit our dams, but It was the team from Tamil Nadu,” he added.

Only last week, in what is seen as a big victory for Karnataka, the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) asked the state to release water after it rains.

With the monsoon getting delayed and the threat of drought looming large, the water level in most of the dams is at the rock bottom. Given this scenario, Karnataka has categorically told CWMA that it is in no position to release water to its neighbouring state.

District In-charge Minister GT Devegowda, MLA L Nagendra, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, Commissioner of Police K T Balakrishna and officials were present. (MR/KS)

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