Tamil Nadu CM releases Cauvery water from Mettur dam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami opened the sluice gates of Mettur dam and released 2,000 cusecs of disputed-river Cauvery water on Thursday. The water level increased in the dam to 100 feet following heavy rainfall in the region. The water released from the reservoir is expected to save over 15 lakh hectares of crops in delta districts.