New Delhi: In the much awaited verdict on Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu.
On January 9, 2017, the Tamil Nadu Government sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from Karnataka for not releasing water to the state despite getting the Supreme Court directive to do so.
The Supreme Court today delivered its verdict on the decades-old Cauvery water dispute ruling that Karnataka will get to keep an additional 14.75 TMC of water from the Cauvery river. This is over and above the Tribunal award of 270 TMC. Tamil Nadu’s water share has now been reduced to 177 TMC from 192 TMC.
There is no change of water allocation for Kerala and Puducherry. The verdict was delivered by a three-Judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwil
“The allocation of Karnataka which used to be 270 TMC has been increased to 284.75 TMC. About 10 TMC of water which had been found in the reaches of Tamil Nadu has been reckoned and therefore the share of Tamil Nadu to that extent has been reduced,” top court lawyer, Brijesh Kalappa told reporters.
On October 18, 2016, the Supreme Court had asked Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till further orders.