Cauvery water issue: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 2,480 crore as compensation from Karnataka

The apex court in its sitting on Monday has ordered both the Tamil Nadu and the Karnataka governments to file a list of witnesses within a week.

By: ANI | Chennai | Published:January 9, 2017 1:02 pm
Cauvery water row, Cauvery dispute, Cauvery river, Mettur dam Cauvery, news, latest news, Karnataka, India news, national news Earlier, on December 9, the apex court upheld its constitutional power and right to hear appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award.

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from Karnataka for not releasing water to the state despite getting a Supreme Court directive to do so. The apex court in its sitting on Monday has ordered both the Tamil Nadu and the Karnataka governments to file a list of witnesses within a week. It also said that the details of witnesses affidavit should also be listed within four weeks. However, the apex court on January 4 announced to continue the hearing of the Cauvery water issue on February 7.

A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A M Khanwilkar extended the interim order in the water issue, directing Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu, till the next order.

The lawyer from the side of Tamil Nadu Shekhar Naphade urged the three-judge bench to bring the matter to a logical end for which there should be continuous hearing. The apex court mentioned that the hearings would go on for three weeks at 2 p.m. daily from February 7 onwards so that the issue could be resolved and the appeal would be finalised.

Earlier, on December 9, the apex court upheld its constitutional power and right to hear appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award.

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    Venugopal Rao
    Jan 10, 2017 at 4:02 am
    Problem is that judges they do not understand what is TMC/Cusecs,they give judgement based on the logic/statistics.How ridiculous it is ordering 2000 cusecs of water in cauvery basin till next hearing,reality is there is no water on cauvery basin.sometimes I felt that judges are politically biased.
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      kannan
      Jan 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm
      The Problem lies in the way the states were created. If states were created with optimal resource boundaries , no such problem would have arisen. Here the river should have been the boundary between two states ( administrative units ) , by having states on a linguistic basis and the river flowing through them has created more challenges.lt;br/gt;If the river had been the border , then both the administrative units would have been forced to maintain the dams and infrastructure as expected , rather than indulging in fights as we witness today. One can make as many consutional changes as one wants nothing will beat common sense when it comes to sharing resources be it water , power , land or even the toilet.
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        Guruji
        Jan 9, 2017 at 8:29 am
        Learned Judges should visit the Karnataka Dam with experts who can calculate and tell the exact qty. of water in the dam, then they can look at Water users in karnataka and their qty. if any water is left after catering to Karnataka requirement the same can be let to TN,lt;br/gt;NO SANE PERSON WILL AGREE TO LET OF WATER TO OTHERS WHEN HE VERY WELL KNOWS HE WILL BE FACING DRAUGHT FOR AGRICULTURE AND SCARCITY OF DRINKING WATER.lt;br/gt;TN People are not alone the legal citizens of this country, you cannot trample upon rights of KTK people just like that!!!!
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          Keerthi Kumar
          Jan 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm
          Better to create new state called Cauvery State where the river flows by this problem can minimise
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            NAGU
            Jan 9, 2017 at 8:55 am
            It is HEIGHT Of MADNESS, bcoz Cauvery which is Supplying DRINKING Water to 3 main cities, Mysore,Mandya and Bangalore consists of 2 crore potion, , Rain is expected only after 7 months when Monsoon is expcted in July where as METTUR DAM in T.Nadu is overflowing , main Reason for this careless Approach by Karnataka is when ever Cauvery issue raises Mr. Kharge, MP From Karnataka keeps quite, bcoz Cauvery dispute belongs Southern Karnataka, where as any disputes about KRISHNA River arises, Mr.Deve Gowda, ex- PM from Karnataka will keep quite boz the Issue related to North Karnataka ,In case of T.Nadu when ever Cauvery issue Crops up all 49 MPS meets President of India and issue Memoum , this is the Tragedy of Karnataka. lt;br/gt;Naagu
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              sahana
              Mar 22, 2017 at 2:30 am
              "Enjoy", Exactly the problem here. Tamil Nadu has enough water for living purpose and they want more for enjoyment. Where as in Karnataka living beings are dying. Anyways we have reached dead storage in all reservoirs. How long can the demand continue?
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                anand
                Jan 9, 2017 at 11:48 am
                I think the tamilians made an error.might as well add another zero. Why they dont build another dam ..why this needy and greedy ?surely use the land given to motor industry flood it and enjoy as much water as they want.
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                  anand
                  Jan 9, 2017 at 11:50 am
                  Surely there must be intelligent engineers in tamil nadu. They can build a dam or is it god given right to steal for the tamilians?
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                    Sam
                    Jan 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm
                    Simple, these are different issues. First one is about use of natural resources, second one is about using man made infrastructure. lt;br/gt;A thermal power plant or a nuclear plant is built by the funds provided by both centre and states. If power is to be shared by multiple states, they may all invest. If a state does not want to have a power plant, the local govt. can reject it. They normally don't reject for reasons such as employment generation. Pollution and other risks are shared by neighbours as a radiation leak or polluted air can go to other areas with the wind.lt;br/gt;Hope your concerns have been addressed.
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                      Sam
                      Jan 9, 2017 at 9:27 am
                      Why should a state catch rain water on its land and give it to neighbouring states? What is the rationale? Let each state have the right to keep the rain water it gets. We don't do this for solar power. Each state utilises the solar power it gets in whatever way it wants. Why is rain water any different? If a state has excess, then if other states have a need, they can share but when they have shortfall, why force them to share?
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                        Citizen
                        Jan 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm
                        OK if that be for failure of maintain g law and order in both states and causing loss of life,ets and great inconvenience how much the law abiding citizens should claim. Let them also entertain by the SC during this process. Jaihind
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                          vijay karthik
                          Jan 11, 2017 at 4:34 am
                          if u continue ur injusice then tamilnadu will cut off all the electricity u enjoy without paying anything to tamilnadu then all your southern states will be under the dark. moreover we will cut off from India and join hands with china and stan.
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                            vijay karthik
                            Jan 11, 2017 at 4:31 am
                            if u donot know then dont make comments as if u were knowing all. AS PER THE INTERNATIONAL LAW in terms of water sharing, the lower riparian states like tamilnadu should enjoy 65% of water .
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                              vijay karthik
                              Jan 11, 2017 at 4:35 am
                              if u donot know then dont make comments as if u were knowing all. AS PER THE INTERNATIONAL LAW in terms of water sharing, the lower riparian states like tamilnadu should enjoy 65% of water .
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                                vijay karthik
                                Jan 11, 2017 at 4:32 am
                                this is injustice. Tamilnadu should ask for rs.15000 Cr as compensation from the Karnataka.
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                                  vijay karthik
                                  Jan 11, 2017 at 4:35 am
                                  this is injustice. Tamilnadu should ask for rs.15000 Cr as compensation from the Karnataka.
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