Cauvery Row: Farmers’ organizations start 48-hour rail roko


Many farmers’ organizations, on Monday, began their 48-hour rail roko in Tiruchi and delta districts, demanding the constitution of Cauvery Management Board.

The high level central technical team, led by central water commission chairman GS Jha, will submit its findings and report to the Supreme Court on Monday.

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The team was constituted as per orders of the apex court to assess the realities in Cauvery basin areas in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The case filed by Tamil Nadu regarding Cauvery river water sharing will come up for hearing before the top court tomorrow.

The Tamil Nadu opposition parties, including the DMK, extended their support and participated in the agitation.

48-hour rail roko demonstration to urge the Centre to immediately constitute the┬áCauvery Management Board. Parties, including DMK, Congress, PWA, TMC, Dravidar Kazhagam, traders and various Tamil outfits are participating in the protest called by farmers’ organizations.

The Kancheepuram district DMK secretary and Alandur MLA T.M. Anbarasan led the protest in Tambaram Railway station.

Farmers stage blockade at Thanjavur Railway station, raising slogans urging Centre not to cheat Tamil Nadu farmers.

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