Cauvery issue: SC orders Karnataka to recover 6,000 cusecs of H2O for Tamil Nadu

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Amid a ongoing scuffle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over Cauvery water, a Supreme Court on Tuesday destined Karnataka to recover 6,000 cusecs of H2O to Tamil Nadu from 21 to 27 Sep daily. The peak justice also destined a Centre to consecrate a Cauvery Management Board within 4 weeks.

Agitations in Karnataka over Cauvery dispute. PTIAgitations in Karnataka over Cauvery dispute. PTI

Agitations in Karnataka over Cauvery dispute. PTI

The SC sequence comes only a day after a Cauvery Supervisory Committee, headed by Ministry of Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar had systematic Karnataka to recover 3,000 cusecs of H2O to Tamil Nadu from 21 Sep to 30 September.

Reacting to a SC ruling, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said:

Earlier on Tuesday, a Karnataka supervision had motionless to challenge the Cauvery Supervisory Committee’s sequence in a SC.

Despite a day-long discussions on Monday, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had unsuccessful to strech an agreement on a quantum of H2O to be released.

“They have not agreed. The dual states are giveaway to plea this sequence in a Supreme Court when it takes adult a matter tomorrow or they can determine with a sequence before a court,” PTI had quoted Shekhar as saying.

The supervisory committee, in a prior assembly on 12 September, had unsuccessful to arrive during any preference for wish of adequate information that was to be done accessible by a stream dish states.

It had asked them to yield a information by 15 September.

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka had submitted to a cabinet information about withdrawal of water, a utilisation, movement in rainfall and a impact on a tangible run-off over a duration of 29 years in their particular Cauvery dish areas, according to a source.

Besides Shekhar, arch secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry and Central Water Commission authority are members of a committee, shaped to exercise final endowment of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

The Supreme Court had on 5 Sep had asked Tamil Nadu to proceed a cabinet over a issue.

On that day, a peak justice had asked Karnataka to recover 15,000 cusecs of H2O per day for a duration of 10 days to Tamil Nadu to correct a predicament of farmers.

Meanwhile, Karnataka, that is a top riparian state, had approached a Supreme Court on 11 Sep seeking alteration of a order.

A day later, a justice mutated a order, shortening a quantum of H2O to be expelled to Tamil Nadu and other states to 12,000 cusecs per day until 20 September, when a SC will hear a matter again. Last week, a SC sequence had led to large-scale protests in Bengaluru.

With inputs from PTI