Cauvery Water Dispute: 765-km long Cauvery river is considered the lifeline for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
The Supreme Court will today deliver the judgment on the dispute over the 120-year-old Cauvery river water sharing. The disagreements over the water sharing pact have been at the centre of dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Last month, the Supreme Court had indicated that it would deliver its verdict within four weeks, saying enough confusion had been created on it for decades. In case the Supreme Court verdict is not favourable, police reinforcements have been kept on standby in both states. The verdict is to be pronounced by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Here are the LIVE updates on Cauvery Water Dispute Verdict:
“Hope the Tamil Nadu government will take appropriate steps”: Lawyer for Tamil Nadu, A Navaneethakrishnan
The Supreme Court has given extra water to Karnataka to provide drinking water to Bengaluru city, said a government lawyer for Tamil Nadu, A Navaneethakrishnan.
Mr Navaneethakrishnan also said that “we hope that the Tamil Nadu government will take appropriate steps”.
Tamil Nadu’s reduced allocation of Cauvery water to go to Karnataka, Bengaluru will get 4.75 TMC from this
The Supreme Court’s verdict on the Cauvery water allocation has awarded Karnataka with 14.75 TMC of water, reducing Tamil Nadu’s allocation by the same amount.
It is from this additional amount awarded, that Bengaluru is to get 4.75 TMC of water.
The total share of river water awarded to Karnataka thus increases to a total of 284.75 TMC.
The monthly allocation awarded by the Tribunal will be in force for 15 years.
Monthly allocation awarded by Tribunal in force for 15 years, no claim for exclusive rights to river passing through different states
The monthly allocation awarded by the Tribunal will be in force for 15 years. The Supreme Court verdict also says that no state can claim exclusive rights to river passing through different states.
Apart from this, the centre will constitute Cauvery Management Board.
Supreme Court reduced Tamil Nadu’s water allocation taking the state’s ground water into account
Supreme Court has reduced water allocation to Tamil Nadu taking into account 10 TMC of Tamil Nadu’s ground water.
Bengaluru to get 4.75 TMC for drinking water
The Supreme Court verdict on the Cauvery water dispute has allocated 4.75 TMC of drinking water to Bengaluru.
Cauvery water sharing agreements of 1892 and 1924 are valid
The argument that the two agreements signed between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in 1892 and 1924 are valid is correct, according to the Supreme Court verdict. The Supreme Court rejected Karnataka’s contention of these previous agreements of not being valid.
The Supreme Court also said that the tribunals did not correctly assess Tamil Nadu’s irrigation area.
It also says that Tamil Nadu did not consider the availability of ground water in the state.
Karnataka will now release 177.25 TMC to Tamil Nadu instead of earlier 192 TMC, Additional allocation to Karnataka
The Supreme Court verdict will require Karnataka to release 177.25 TMC instead of 192 TMC. In addition to this, Karnataka had been allocated 270 TMC within the state. With the judgement pronouncement, Karnataka has now been allocated an additional 14.75 TMC in addition to 270 TMC.
Cauvery Water Dispute: Court Reduces Tamil Nadu’s Water Share
The Supreme Court has given a verdict which has lessened water share for Tamil Nadu from 192 TMC (One Thousand Million Cubic Feet ) to 177.25 TMC.
Cauvery water dispute verdict being read out by Supreme Court
Three judges of the Supreme Court are reading out their verdict on the Cauvery water dispute that has been a source of tension between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and has persisted despite attempts at a solution over 120 years. Both states insist that they are hopeful but each has kept police reinforcements on standby in case of a verdict that is not favourable. Bus services between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been stopped as a precaution. There is no restriction on the movement of goods and private vehicles.
Bus services between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been stopped as a precaution measure ahead of the verdict. There is, however, no restriction on the movement of goods and private vehicles.