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Cauvery water entering Tamil Nadu from Karnataka polluted

Tamil Nadu has been waging a war with Karnataka to secure its due share of Cauvery water. Now the fight, if the state goes by the report of the Central Pollution Control Board, may not just be about the quantity of water. It would also be about quality. Karnataka is polluting the river before it enters Tamil Nadu, says a report filed by the board in the Supreme Court on Friday.

The board said the Thenpennaiyar and Arkavathi, both tributaries of the Cauvery, were being polluted before they flow into Tamil Nadu. The report was submitted in the apex court in connection with a case filed by Tamil Nadu in 2015 to restrain Karnataka from letting untreated sewage and industrial effluents into the river.

short by: NP / read more at TOI