New Delhi, Sept 30: Union Water Resources Ministry today asked four Cauvery basin states to nominate their representatives to be appointed on the Cauvery Water Management Board as directed by the Supreme Court.
The apex court has directed the Centre to set up the Board by October 4. It ordered all the stakeholders -- Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry -- to give names by 4 PM tomorrow of the representatives to be on the Board which would be chaired by Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti.
"We have issued letters to four states seeking their nominations," the Ministry Secretary, Shashi Shekhar told PTI.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government, which has been vehemently opposing the formation of the Board, has confirmed having received a communication from the Centre in this regard. "We have received the letter. We still have time till tomorrow to decide on the nomination," a state government official said.