A bench of Justices D K Jain and Madan B Lokur said its interim order will continue till CMC files its report. It asked the committee to meet tomorrow or day after and posted the case for further hearing on Monday.
Cusec is a measure of flow rate of water and is abbreviation for cubic feet per second (which is equivalent to a flow of 28.317 litres per second) and 11,000 cusecs flow for a day amounts to 1 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) water.
"CMC is requested to hold the meeting on December 6 or 7 to find out water requirement for crops in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for the month of December and the report would be submitted to the concerned authority.
"In the meantime, we direct that till the CMC submits its report, Karnataka shall release 10,000 cusecs water per day from today. We make it clear that the order will continue till CMC submits its report," the bench said.
The Bench said that its immediate concern is to save the crops which are allegedly dying because of lack of water and it would decide other issues later on.
"Both states are distressed and we have to see that we can save crops of both the states. We would keep our eyes open to the requirement of both the states and find out practical solution of the problem," the bench observed.
In one peculiar instance of Cauvery Row in the 1980's MGR was TN CM while Hegde was K'taka CM. As usual, K'taka refused to release any water to TN. MGR, suddenly in an early morning visit went to B'lore and landed right in front of Hegde's house.Hegde was caught unawares by MGR's sudden visit. Hegde invited MGR for breakfast and during the course of tiffin, MGR got hiccups and Hegde immediately offered him water. A clever MGR said to Hegde : "My people over there too are having Hiccups. Will you provide them water too? " . A stunned Hegde , laughing later on applauded MGR's wit and MGR returned back to Chennai. The afternoon news line read : "Karnataka releases Cauvery water to Tamilnadu". Alas that was 1980's. Linguistic chauvinism was absent in K'taka. The leaders of both states were charismatic and cordial. Farmers be it tamil or kannada, water is a necessary for all. Will K'taka be gracious enough to repeat this gesture this time ? After all we are all one nation right -aren't we?