Kaveri Verdict: Supreme Court Reduces Tamil Nadu’s Water Share
Tamil Nadu shocked in the Cauvery water dispute. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Karnataka in water distribution. The Supreme Court has imposed cuts in water to be released to Tamil Nadu. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, on Friday,
The bench has said, “No state has any rights to the Cauvery basin. The Karnataka government has ordered the release of 177.25 TMCs (previously 192 TMCs) in the Kaveri waters to Tamil Nadu. The court has already allotted water for Karnataka. 14.75 tmns water is additionally allocated. Besides, it has announced that they will allocate 4.75 tmcs of water for Bangalore’s drinking water needs.
Chief Justice Deepak Mishra along with Justice AM Khanvilkar and Justice DV Chandrachod are the members of the bench.
The river Kaveri is known by the name South Ganga. Cauvery is the preferred destination for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It originates in the Kodagu district of south Karnataka and flows through Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry.
The Tribunal comprising the Cauvery waters of 740 tmcs included all 192 tmcs for Tamil Nadu, 270 tmcs for Karnataka, 30 in Kerala and 7 TMCs for Puducherry. While Tamilnadu alleges that Kerala would take more than the Tribunal allotment, Karnataka has stated that it is not a work to release water to Tamil Nadu with drought conditions.
On September 5, 2016, the Supreme Court ordered to supply 15,000 cusecs of water for ten days, with tensions between the two states.
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Karnataka government to release only 177.25 TMCs to Tamil Nadu of Kaveri water. In addition to this, Karnataka has got 14.75 tmns water is additionally allocated.