close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

SC to take up Cauvery water release issue

Four days after it directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of water from Cauvery River to Tamil Nadu; the Supreme Court will take up the issue for hearing on Monday.



Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Four days after it directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of water from Cauvery River to Tamil Nadu; the Supreme Court will take up the issue for hearing on Monday.

The court’s stand on the issue is eagerly awaited by both the sides. Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has described as "arbitrary" the decision of Cauvery Monitoring Committee that his state release 12 tmcft of water to Tamil Nadu and said he will challenge it before the Cauvery River Authority.

"It is an arbitrary decision and without any basis. The Cauvery Monitoring Committee had published a formula that Karnataka should release 6.12 tmcft of water during December under the distress formula," Shettar said.

He said that the CMC had ordered that Karnataka release 12 tmcft of water and insisted this was not acceptable to the state.

"We will be challenging this order before the Cauvery River Authority," he said.

At a meeting of the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) in New Delhi, secretary, water resources DV Singh, who chairs the panel, told representatives of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry that steps "shall" be taken to notify the final award of the tribunal at the earliest "but not later than the end of this month."

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video

DNA EXCLUSIVES

Presidential poll reveals how infighting and bruised egos weakened the grand alliance

The Doklam Deadlock: India and China need to defuse crisis immediately

The Whimper of the Dragon: New Delhi's response has rattled Beijing into 1962 hysteria

A soldier’s perennial dilemma over the use of lethal force

SP MP Naresh Agrawal made hurtful comments, media just did its job