Tamil Nadu: DMK announces Shutdown Tomorrow
CHENNAI: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam will lead a shutdown across Tamil Nadu on April 5 to protest the Centre’s failure to form the Cauvery Management Board, the party’s working President MK Stalin said.
Stalin made the announcement after an all-party meeting the DMK had called in Chennai.
The Supreme court in its 16 February verdict had reduced the Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water from 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), which was less than 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007.
On the other hand, Karnataka's share of water was increased by 14.75 TMC.
The Centre has failed to set up the CMB within six weeks of the apex court's 16 February order.
The deadline ended on 29 March.