Cauvery dispute: SC tells Karnataka to continue releasing 2000 cusecs per day to Tamil Nadu

A newly appointed Supreme Court bench was set up to hear all issues arising from the Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2016 6:53 pm
Supreme court. (File)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Karnataka to continue releasing 2000 cusecs per day to Tamil Nadu till further orders are given and also urged both states to ensure peace and harmony remains amidst the dispute. A newly appointed Supreme Court bench was set up to hear all issues arising from the Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The apex court committee on Monday, filed a report on the Cauvery issue in the apex court, in which it was asserted that the situation is grim in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

In its report, the committee has stated 42 of the 48 talukas of Karnataka in the Cauvery basin have been affected by drought. The team was constituted as per orders of the apex court to assess the realities in the Cauvery basin areas in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

“Karnataka’s Mandy district is worst affected and has witnessed many suicides. No water in Tamil Nadu for cattle also. Standing crops in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are affected due to scarcity of water. Sugarcane farming in both states needs to be discouraged,” the report added.

The high-level central technical team had inspected the Krishnaraja Sagar and the Kabini dams in Karnataka, as also the Mettur and Bhavani Sagar dams in Tamil Nadu.

The G S Jha-led Supreme Court appointed team also interacted with public works department officials and delta farmers in Thanjavur Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts. The farmers in Tiruchirapalli and delta regions told the team that the samba crop will be damaged if water from the Cauvery is not released by Karnataka.

On Monday, the delta farmers in Tamil Nadu resorted to rail roko agitation and urged the government to set up a Cauvery Management Board.

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    Vijay
    Oct 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm
    When the SC Judges are bought by TN state where can you find justice ? Even the SC judges must be ashamed of their verdict - if they really eat food for their stomach
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      Kannan Kandasamy
      Oct 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm
      All these orders are there only in PAPERS... Why SC is not putting any punishment for not following the order by KA govt?
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        mathimathi
        Oct 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm
        UMA JI DEEP A BIG DIGGING IN A DESERT TO SARASWATHI TO BE LINK WITH CAUVERY.
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          krishna
          Oct 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm
          I am sorry for having down voted your post. It is pathetic and will set a dangerous precedent.
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            rohan
            Oct 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm
            Karnataka should not obey this unjust order. The Judgment is biased.
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              Yash Pal
              Oct 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm
              Right. The report of the fact finding committee appears to have been trashed by the hon'able SC. Unfortunately, it appears to be standing on its ego than on facts on ground.
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