Release 2000 cusecs of water to TN till further orders: SC to Karnataka

| Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 18:19
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Cauvery case, Cauvery water issue, Supreme Court, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, DMK

Karnataka: In a fresh setback for Karnataka in Cauvery case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the state government to release 2000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu till further orders.

“Hearing will continue tomorrow; SC tells Karnataka to continue releasing 2000 cusecs /day to Tamil Nadu till further orders,” the court said.

The court also said that Karnataka and Tamil Nadu administrations must ensure peace and harmony in both the states over the Cauvery issue.

The DMK on Monday had staged 'Rail Roko' agitation in Chennai demanding the formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

Protesters raised slogans criticising the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a stand against setting up the CMB immediately.

The Supreme Court on October 4 directed the Union Water Resources Ministry to depute an expert team to assess availability of water in the reservoirs in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and submit a report by October 17.

The 765-km-long Cauvery originates at Talakaveri in Karnataka's Kodagu district and flows through Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry before joining the Bay of Bengal.

(With IANS inputs)


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Cavery river water dispute

Decision is sensible and reasonable, True cavery is not a perennial river, When so why these great states saying agriculture is vital did not visualize one day or the other there might be some water shortages if that situation arises, you will jst go without water to drink? No, you would have 'desalinated ' some sea water or connected other rivers by pipe lines or rain harvested from rains by lakes, tanks ad the like that way Tippu sultan did in carnataka; so too pallavas, cheras, cholas, why not modern politicians 'wearing 'boots' and 'suits' do not know; i wonder the court has not raised caustic questions at the complainants; I wonder what Mukhul Rustoghi as AG of India said, 'the decision can be by the parliament' if so why 'this parliament has kept things cool in spite of 100 years of dispute', obviously parliament failed, so the judiciary has to take a position like it did in BCCI on Lodha Panel report that that the cricket Boards failed to be accountable but went on 'swindling' public moneys. So the court can take by judicial review under 131,136 32 r/w 262 too that way Justice Dipak Misra rightly said , i think the ct will direct to form the Cavery board forthwith in a 4 weeks time; else the court might issue contempt Notice to the union govt as also karnataka, that is a right method. of handling this issue, after all SC cannot waste its time on this issue day after day. It has to handle a lot of cases of many poor citizens as governments indulge in unnecessary litigations time and again, though warned, their 'habits die hard;.

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