SC stays setting up of Cauvery Water Management Board, asks Karnataka to give TN 2000 cusecs/day between Oct 7-18

The Supreme Court has given the state one hour to answer how much water it can release between October 7 and October 17.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2016 5:35 pm
cauvery river, cauvery issue, cauvery dispute, cauvery river dispute, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, AIADMK, Cauvery Management Board, CWMB, cauvery news, India news, latest news, Indian express Despite the Supreme Court order in September, the Congress government in Karnataka had deferred the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the setting up of Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) but directed the Karnataka government to release 2000 cusecs water per day to Tamil Nadu between October 7-18.

The Centre had on Monday today told Supreme Court that it cannot be directed to set up the CWMB and urge it to reviews its order. In its petition, the Centre argued that the Cauvery issue falls under the domain of the state legislature.

 

Earlier in the day, Karnataka had told the apex court that it will implement the order to release 6,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu from October 1 to October 6.

Karnataka Counsel Fali Nariman stated that by October 6, Karnataka would have released an aggregate quantity of 36,000 cusecs to its neighbouring state.

On Monday, the Karnataka Assembly in its special session passed the resolution and argued that due to the increase of water in the four reservoirs of the basin from 27.6 tmc to 34.13 tmc, it decided to use water not only for drinking but farming purposes as well.

On September 23, the state legislature, citing acute shortage of water, had unanimously resolved to reserve waters of the Cauvery River for drinking purpose of the people in the state.

The apex court had on September 30 directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from October 1 till October 6 and asked the CWMB to visit both states and file a report on the “ground realities” by October 6.

The chairman of Central Water Commission will lead a team to survey ground realities and submit a report on October 18, which is the next date of hearing.

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    Prakash
    Oct 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm
    Karnataka does not want the board to be created as it is concerned about its four reservoirs on the River Cauvery being exposed to the experts, who could disagree from its essment and declarations of its need for water resources.
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      ASHOK KUMAR
      Oct 4, 2016 at 2:08 pm
      First release 10000 cusecs of water, then 6000, then 2000 , then 500 and then 5 cusecs. Why Supreme Court is not able to uphold and execute consutional provisions in this regard.
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        Maddy
        Oct 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm
        Keep ordering.. After 17th what?? Release some more water for 10 more days?? When is it going to end?? Nobody can question so called SC judges??
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          Gautam Dhar
          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:57 am
          Yeah cauvery is in sri Lanka and Maldives ,so two states TN and Karnataka can fight it out while you wash your hands off like Cong govt before you!!?
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            harish
            Oct 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm
            Jayalalitha has proven time and again so called SC judges too are on
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              harish
              Oct 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm
              Karnataka is afraid that any political party of TN if they get crucial role in formation of government at the Center then there will be nobody to help Karnataka over the water.
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                NArayan
                Oct 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                of course...TN was allotted more water because they licked the boots of their british masters.... it is purely injustice to kerala and Karnataka....
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                  H S
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm
                  According to the Tribunal Award Karnataka should have released only 36TMCfrom KRS by end of September 2016. These judges are so prejudiced that they have forced Karnataka to release much more. Pity is nobody from Karnataka have studied the award. The judges have simply ignored it giving fillip to the allegations that they are bought out by Tamilnadu. The Chief Justice atleast should have intervened when Karnataka resisted.
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                    chandrashekarappa
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                    Today's judgement is a mockery of SC, the highest body of judicial system. Today's judgment says that the judges wants to know the ground reality now after delivered 4 judgments earlier. It means that they have ped judgement all these one month only arbitrary biased, perverted. They have accepted that they have not ped the judgment on ground of reality. The bench is a joker of the Year 2016. Almost 57tmc of water flowed down the river. The part of the judgement is "Before we enter into the said arena i.e.,real plight faced by the inhabitants of State of Karnataka., we think it appropriate to dwell upon the facet relating to have a report pertaining to the ground reality in both the States relating to the Cauvery basin." It clearly shows that all the judgments are perverted and biased. At last God has saved KA.
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                      MH
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                      After getting nearly 30 years of adverse orders, putting on hold the consution of CWMB is a small consolation for Karnataka. For more than 100 years, the then Madras state , and later Tamilnadu state,consistently got court orders in their favour, first by bullying the Kingdom of Mysore using it's clout with the British Govt, and then in independent India, by arm twisting governments at the center. lt;br/gt;Looks like the wheel of fortune for the two states has turned by 180 degrees !
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                        Raghunatha Ramaswamy
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm
                        perhpas S = Scoundrels , C = Criminals ????
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                          swaminathan s
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:05 am
                          as BJP has an edge in Karnataka embly election cenre made a U turn in cavery water matter. They can never form Govt in Tamil Nadu solong JJ and MK are alive???????????????
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                            APUPADHYAY
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 1:47 pm
                            Too bold!
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                              Sreedhar
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 1:59 pm
                              release water, release water. where is water. shame on the judges.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sreedhar argp
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                                Suman
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm
                                How come SC order to release the water without knowing the ground realities through experts?
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                                  vetri
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm
                                  hi raghunatha ramasamy u r the foremost criminal .....
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                                    vetri
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm
                                    and counter karrnataka support people u know the real issue of cauvery....? till then 1971 what was the real fertility land of karnataka only 6 lakh hectares after construction of kabini, hemavathi and sarangi dams it increased to 27 lakh hectares...only 300 kms cauvery in karnataka but in tamilnadu it will be more han 400 kms....challenging guys Jayalalitha will definetely win in forming CAUVERY WATER MANAGEMENT BOARD NOTHING will stop us....Truth and Justice WIN One day.....
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                                      vetri
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 11:43 pm
                                      not worst criminals than karnataka politicians and rubbish people
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                                        vetri
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 11:42 pm
                                        s correct our election agenda will be Cauvery Water Management Board only
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                                          vetri
                                          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm
                                          we giving electricity to karnataka from our Neyveli Llgnite Corporation and Kalpakkam,Koodankulam Nuclear Plants eventhough TN in Deficit.....u know....
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                                            S Venkataraman
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 3:27 pm
                                            Someone told me that there is a price for everything and anything under the Sun.
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