Cauvery dispute verdict: SC asks Karnataka to 177.2 tms to TN


(Online Desk)

The Supreme Court today has ruled that Karnataka should provide 177.2 TMC water to Tamil Nadu, according to TV reports.

This will mean that Karnataka has now got an additional 14.7 TMC water.

The verdict comes on appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the final award of the Cauvery Water Tribunal in 2007 on the allocation of water to them.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and including Justices Amitava Roy and Khanwilkar pronounced the verdict on February 16, which was reserved by them in September last year.

The water sharing issue has been a contentious issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as the water is not only a source of drinking water, but is used for agricultural purposes by farmers of both the states.

Last year, the apex court had ordered Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of the Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu every day as an interim measure till the appeals are finally decided by it.