Cauvery row: K’taka claims it released more water to TN than what was allotted to it in SC

Prime News, State, (New Delhi), May 7:-The Karnataka Government on Monday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court, claiming the latter released more water to Tamil Nadu than what was allotted to it, while settling the dispute over Cauvery river water.

The matter will be heard on Tuesday (May 8).

On February 16, a three-judge Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar pronounced the judgement on the Cauvery Water Dispute between the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the UT of Puducherry.

The bench directed Karnataka to release 177.25 TMC of water, instead of the 192 TMC to Tamil Nadu.

With the top court’s verdict, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry would be annually entitled to 404.25 tmcft, 284.75 tmcft, 30 tmcft and 7 tmcft of Cauvery water respectively out of the total of 740 tmcft.

The apex court, in its earlier verdict, had asked the Centre to formulate a scheme to ensure compliance of its 465-page judgement on the decades-old Cauvery water dispute. It had modified the CWDT award of 2007 and made it clear that it will not be extending time for this on any ground.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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