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1 Kaveri: continued injustice to Karnataka

2 The Origin of Kaveri is in Karnataka
Talakaveri ...not in Tamilnadu!

3 But we have to plead Tamils for Kaveri water right from the time of British!
“Final Verdict” 2007 1991 Karnataka can utilize water for only 11,20,000 acres Stay on all irrigation projects TN can utilize water for unlimited acres of land 205 TMC should be given to TN (measured at Mettur) 136 TMC should be given even in summer. India gets Freedom No pre-conditions for irrigation projects “Karnataka (ruled by Mysore Wodeyars) must get permission from Madras to start any irrigation project” 1892 Karnataka gets water only if TN (under British rule) agrees! 1924 Water can be utilized for only 1,50,000 acres of land by KA! Water can be utilized for 10,00,000 acres of land by TN!

4 : “Final Verdict”

5 Water collection and Demand
425 TMC Collection 465 TMC Demand 252 TMC Collection Demanded 566! Required 252, But... 425 252 465 566 566 TMC Demand!

6 Famine affected area and Demand
21,870 sq. km. Famine affected 465 TMC Demand! 12,790 sq. km. Famine affected Even though famine areas are less than us… Need more water than us! 21,870 12,790 465 566 566 TMC Demand!

7 Karnataka Tamilnadu collection Demand “Verdict” 465 566 425 252 419
270 Tamilnadu

8 Water going out of Karnataka
46 Total Out-flowing water =192+ TN claims as 192 only which is baseless Biligundlu (Karnataka): “There should be 192 TMC when measured here” Karnataka 25 TMC water which flows from Biligundlu to Mettur is also Karnataka’s contribution. 21 TMC for Kerala’s sake should be given by Karnataka to Mettur dam Tamilnadu Mettur dam(Earlier measurement was done here) Kerala But in Kerala there are no dams to store this water! Hence TN has neither released any water water to Kerala, nor are there any signs of it releasing this time! Even this 21 TMC is gulped by TN!

9 Total Kaveri water going to TN
419 TMC on paper, but 490 in reality! Self collection 252 At Biligundlu 192 From Biligundlu to Mettur 25 Gain by not giving to Kerala 21

10 Other Water resources in TN
Unused water itself is 390 TMC! This, together with unused water is 880 TMC Ground water (approximated) 150 Coleroon dam seepage 102 Tile and regulator loss 88 Rainwater (approximated) 50

11 TN allowed to irrigate more land than KA – is this fair?
1924 When British ruled TN, Karnataka was allowed to utilize kaveri water for only 1.5 lakh acres of land whereas TN was allowed to utilize 10 lakh acres of land This can be attributed to British imperialism 1991 Even 44 years after Independence, Karnataka can use kaveri water for only 11.2 lakh acres of land whereas there were no such regulations for TN – what sort of justice is this? It is well known now that the imperialistic British unfairly prevented Karnataka from expanding its irrigation base more than TN. But how fair is it to follow the same biased policy even after independence? 2007 Even after 60 years of Indepence, a biased verdict has now been passed that Karnataka still can use only lakh acres, whereas TN can use lakh acres Isn’t this a continuation of the biased treatment meted out by the British?

12 Why has TN always got preferential treatment?
Before India’s independence Mysore Ruled by the Wodeyars of Mysore Wodeyars, Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali strong opponents of British TN was under British rule British stronghold in India; Indian rulers suppressed. Result: Britishers cheat Mysore in broad daylight. Tamils gain upper hand over Kaveri. Nobody to stop the British After India’s independence TN “We won’t join the Indian union”, “We oppose Hindi imposition” Upper hand of regional parties not just in TN but also at the center. Even today 4 important central govt. ministries are under Tamils. DMK is one of the parties in the coalition at the centre. Karnataka Forgets its linguistic identity Hindi given undue importance No regional parties whatsoever; Karnataka marginalized in central govt. policies Result: Nobody to really represent Karnataka at the centre or advocate for it. TN’s word has become Gospel truth! 1892 1924 1991 2007 India’s Independence

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