Supreme Court to take up Cauvery issue today

New Delhi, Dec 10: The Supreme Court is set to take up the Cauvery water dispute issue on Monday, four days after it had directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of water from the river to Tamil Nadu.

Both sides will closely watch the apex court's position on the issue, which has been a sensitive one and saw relations between the two states deteriorating sharply at times. Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar described the decision of the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) to release 12 tmcft of water to Tamil Nadu as "arbitrary" and said he would challenge it before the Cauvery River Authority.

Terming the decision as baseless, Shettar said the CMC had revealed a formula that Karnataka should release 6.12 tmcft of water in December under the distress formula. Secretary, water resources, DV Singh, who chaired the committee at a meeting of the CMC in New Delhi, told representatives from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry that measures will be taken to notify the final award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal by the end of this month.

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