- 20,000 cusecs to be released from Kabini dam: HD Kumaraswamy
- There is bright chance for good monsoon rains this year, he said
- Dams receiving good inflows due to rain, said HD Kumaraswamy
"I have instructed irrigation officials to release 20,000 cusecs from the Kabini dam. There is bright chance for good monsoon rains this year... If the monsoon continues like this, we can give Tamil Nadu's share of 10 TMC in June as per the cauvery water sharing authority's order", he said.
The water to be released from Kabini would benefit both sides and farmers in both states would be happy, he said.
"By the grace of God the monsoon has so far been good and has created a smooth atmosphere in sharing Cauvery water," he told reporters after offering worship at the Sri Meenakshi temple in Madurai.
Mr Kumaraswamy said there was good rain in the catchment areas of rivers in Karnataka and dams were receiving good inflows.
"Spoke to @CMofKarnataka. Expressed My pleasure on the opening of Kabini.Ultimately even after the Cauvery water management Authority starts functioning, only goodwill between the two States will open many more shut doors," Kamal Haasan said in a tweet.
Kamal Haasan who called on Mr Kumaraswamy early this month in Bengaluru,discussed the Cauvery issue and pitched for talks to resolve the issue, saying courts were never a solution to the problem of sharing of the inter-state river.