Here are the latest 10 developments from the state: Also read: Karnataka Releases Cauvery Water To Tamil Nadu Even As Farmers Hold Protests
1. Security has been tightened at dams in Mandya against the top court's ruling that Karnataka should release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for 10 days, which is nearly twice of what it had been sharing.
2. Water has been released from two of four dams. "As a state, we cannot defy the Supreme Court's orders. Despite severe hardship, we will release water", Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said after an all-party meeting on Tuesday.
3. Karnataka had offered to release 10,000 cusecs a day as it argued that there have not been enough rains this year and it has hardly enough water for irrigation or even drinking.
4. On Tuesday, protesters in Mandya blocked a major highway for several hours, which affected traffic between Bengaluru and Mysuru, forcing the state government to pull off 700 buses headed to Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
5. In Tamil Nadu, buses and trucks heading to Karnataka were stopped at Hosur border.
6. Entry into the Krishnarajasagar Dam and the famous Brindavan Gardens has been stopped till Friday, September 9.
7. Tamil Nadu had moved the court after Karnataka released far less water this year than what was decided in 2007 by a court-appointed tribunal.
8. Tamil Nadu says its farmers can't sow Samba or second seasonal crop of the year if it is not given more water immediately.
9. Last week, the Supreme Court told Karnataka to "live and let live" and urged both states to "maintain harmony" in the water dispute that has been going on for over a hundred years.
10. The water of the Cauvery river, which flows through southern Karnataka and then into Tamil Nadu, was originally divided according to nearly century-old agreements. The fight intensifies when the rainfall is poor and there's not enough water.
Here are the latest 10 developments from the state:
Also read: Karnataka Releases Cauvery Water To Tamil Nadu Even As Farmers Hold Protests