"Instead of releasing our legitimate share as per the Final Order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, Karnataka continues to utilise all the water in its reservoirs as if it owns the Cauvery river, with scant regard to the plight of the farmers in Tamil Nadu," she said.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she stated that as against the stipulated quantum of 94 tmc to be released by Karnataka in the last three months, 'only a meagre' 66.443 tmc ft had been realised by Tamil Nadu as on August 31 last, leaving a huge shortfall of 27.557 TMC ft.

There was 'willful default' on part of Karnataka by 'not adhering to the schedule of release of Cauvery water' as stipulated by the tribunal, she cited in the September 4 dated letter, a copy of which was released to media here today.

Noting that Mettur Dam could not be opened on the scheduled date of June 12 for raising Kurvai crop due to this, she added water was being released only from August 9 with the available quantity of 60.411 tmc to enable farmers in Cauvery delta raise at least the long-term samba paddy crop.

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