Cauvery water row Live: SC gives more water to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu calls it a setback

The SC said that an increase in the share of Cauvery water for Karnataka has been done keeping in view the fact that there is an increased demand of drinking water by Bengaluru and also for many industrial activities.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:46

In a big relief for Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed additional 14.75 TMC Cauvery water for the state. The court said that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the shortage of drinking water in Bengaluru. However, the SC has also announced that Tamil Nadu can draw additional 10 TMC 'groundwater' from the total of 20 TMC from beneath the Cauvery basin.

Stay with us for live updates in the case today:

16 February 2018, 11:45 AM

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said he is happy with the order and will comment further after reading it in detail. The decision coming ahead of the elections in the state are bound to leave an imprint on the politics of the state.

16 February 2018, 11:33 AM

Jagadish Shettar, former CM of Karnataka: Will react in detail after reading the judgement but prima facie we welcome the order.

16 February 2018, 11:32 AM

Is relief for Karnataka a setback for Tamil Nadu? Read in detail the SC order on Cauvery water dispute.

16 February 2018, 11:30 AM

The top verdict in the case has evoked sharp reactions from Tamil Nadu.

16 February 2018, 11:23 AM

Celebrations have begun in Karnataka after the SC ruled in favour of the state.

16 February 2018, 11:23 AM

A Navaneethakrishnan, counsel for Tamil Nadu: We believe in the verdict of the court and respect it. But surely, this is not enough. We have raised the issue of shortage of water in the state with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari who has two plans to address the issue. One of the plans is to link river Godavari with Kallanai.

16 February 2018, 11:17 AM

SC has allowed Tamil Nadu to draw additional 10 TMC 'groundwater' from a total of 20 TMC from beneath Cauvery basin.

16 February 2018, 11:15 AM

Tamil Nadu will now get 404.25 TMC of Cauvery water instead of 419 TMC allotted by tribunal.

16 February 2018, 11:14 AM

Lashing out at AIADMK government, the DMK said that that the decision has been against Tamil Nadu as the state government did not put enough emphasis on giving enough representation in the court.

16 February 2018, 11:09 AM

The SC said that the share of water for Kerala and Puducherry remain unchanged. The 2007 tribunal award allowed 30 TMC of water to Kerala and 7 TMC to Puducherry.

16 February 2018, 11:07 AM

The SC also made it clear that an increase in the share of Cauvery water for Karnataka has been done keeping in view the fact that there is an increased demand of drinking water by Bengaluru and also for many industrial activities.

16 February 2018, 11:05 AM

The SC has said that the arrangement will continue to remain in force for 15 years after which the apex court will reanalyse the order.

16 February 2018, 11:04 AM

Counsel for Tamil Nadu: The SC has taken into account the ground water available in Tamil Nadu and drinking water available in Bengaluru. It is a setback for Tamil Nadu. We will study the judgement in detail and the government will take appropriate action.

16 February 2018, 11:01 AM

Announcing the order, the SC said that 20 TMC of ground water in Tamil Nadu had not been accounted for and needed to be seen.

16 February 2018, 11:00 AM

The apex court has also said that a Cauvery Water Management board will be set up which will have control over the allocation of water and not the states

16 February 2018, 10:59 AM

The SC said that the pre-independence agreement is valid and admitted that Karnataka should get additional water keeping in mind the shortage that Bengaluru is facing. 

16 February 2018, 10:59 AM

The Supreme Court has said that no deviance shall be shown by any state while acting on the order. 

16 February 2018, 10:56 AM

Happy with the judgement, the order upholds the rights of farmers of both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu: Counsel for Karnataka

16 February 2018, 10:55 AM

Karnataka will have to provide 177.25 TMC water to Tamil Nadu instead of 192 TMC of water which it earlier used to give. Karnataka, thus, will get an additional 14.75 TMC as compared to the previous 2007 order.

16 February 2018, 10:50 AM

SC relief for Karnataka, the state will now get additional 14.75 TMC of Cauvery water.

16 February 2018, 10:45 AM

TamilNadu CM tried to speak to Karnataka CM on the issue but Siddaramaiah didn't respond to it. No due water has been released to TN because of which crops in 5,000 acres of land are dying. We believe justice should be done: PR Pandian, TN farmers association

16 February 2018, 10:44 AM

The three judges who are set to deliver the verdict have arrived at the Supreme Court. The bench headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will give its order on the water dispute today.

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