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In pictures: Farmers protest in Karnataka against Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu

The Cauvery dispute started in the year 1892, between the Madras Presidency (under the British Raj) and the Princely state of Mysore when they had to come to terms with dividing the river water between the two states.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 September 2016, 12:30:48 PM
Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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Cauvery water has been a bone of contention between the two states. In the year 1910, both states started planning the construction of dams on the river. 

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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The issue was presided upon by the British who also decided which state would receive what share of the water. In 1924, an agreement was signed between the two states where the rules of regulation of the Krishnarajsagar dam were pointed out

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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Madras had objected to the construction of the Krishnasagar dam and hence the agreement gave them the liberty to build the Mettur dam. However the agreement also put restrictions on the extent of area irrigated by Madras and Mysore using the river water.

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Rakshana Vedike stages protest at Mysore Bank Circle against release of Cauvery water to TN.

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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The issue was presided upon by the British who also decided which state would receive what share of the water. In 1924, an agreement was signed between the two states where the rules of regulation of the Krishnarajsagar dam were pointed out

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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Buses and trucks from TN heading to Karnataka stopped at Hosur border.

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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Karnataka Rakshana Vedike stages protest at Mysore Bank Circle (Bengaluru).

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

Cauvery water dispute between the Madras Presidency and the Princely state of Mysore

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According to the 1892 and the 1924 agreements the river water is distributed as follows:

75 percent with Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

23 percent to Karnataka

remaining to go to Kerala