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Cauvery water dispute verdict: Karnataka gets more water due to drinking water crisis in Bengaluru

By Vicky
    Cauvery waters verdict : Supreme Court gives verdict in Karnataka's favour | Oneindia News
    The Cauvery waters verdict delivered today by a three judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India. It is a crucial day for the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as a lot would depend on this verdict.

    Cauvery water dispute verdict LIVE: K'taka gets more water due to drinking water crisis in Bengaluru

    The verdict was pronounced by a Bench comprising Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, Justices Amitava Roy and Khanwilkar. The Bench had reserved its verdict after a marathon hearing on September 20, 2017. The court had in January said that it would deliver within a month its verdict on the decades old Cauvery water dispute between riparian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, saying enough confusion has been created on it for over two decades.

    What is the Cauvery waters dispute: A timeline

    While both sides would hope for a favourable verdict, the atmosphere is tense in both the states. Security is at an unprecedented high at the KRS dam and Mandya in Karnataka which forms the Cauvery basin.

    Cauvery waters verdict: The four possible judgments

    Follow all the live updates of the Cauvery verdict here:

    Newest First Oldest First
    11:21 AM, 16 Feb
    20 tmcft ground water in Tamil Nadu not accounted for and needs to be looked into.
    11:20 AM, 16 Feb
    Counsel for Tamil Nadu Navneeth Krishnan said that they are disappointed with the judgment but will take 'appropriate steps' after studying the verdict. "We will respect the law and the government is definitely capable of handling the situation. The reduction in allocation, though, is disappointing, he said.
    11:20 AM, 16 Feb
    AIADMK leader V Maitreyan said the Supreme Court verdict in the Cauvery water dispute case to allocate more water to Karnataka was grave injustice for Tamil Nadu. “The people of Tamil Nadu feel that they have not got justice. The central government should immediately form Cauvery Management Board,” he also said.
    11:14 AM, 16 Feb
    The 1924 post-Mettur dam agreement expired in 1974. Now the principle of water allocation is based on "equitable apportionment" and not primacy says SC.
    11:13 AM, 16 Feb
    SC upholds Tribunal's 30 TMC Cauvery water to Kerala. Puducherry allowed a second crop considering its geopolitical position. It can cultivate 43k acres. However no enhancement in allocation of water.
    11:13 AM, 16 Feb
    SC says Karnataka is entitled to marginal relief. There is "no perversity" in tribunal's allocation of water to TN.
    11:07 AM, 16 Feb
    Tribunal erred in thinking that Bengaluru falls outside the Cauvery basin and it has 60% ground water: SC
    11:04 AM, 16 Feb
    The court held that rivers are national resources and no single state can claim exclusive right over a inter-state river just because it originates from that particular state.
    11:03 AM, 16 Feb
    The court says that the 1921 agreements on Cauvery water sharing cannot be questioned now by Karnataka as it did not do so in 1947 nor in 1956. However it also added that the 1921 agreement had expired in 1971 and it cannot be the basis for water sharing now.
    11:02 AM, 16 Feb
    TN will have to now bank on 10 TMC ground water available with it.
    11:01 AM, 16 Feb
    The court said that it increased the Cauvery water share of Karnataka by 14.75 tmc ft because of increased drinking water requirement of Bangalore residents and other industrial activities.
    10:54 AM, 16 Feb
    SC permits TN to draw additional 10 tmc ft ground water from a total available 20 tmc beneath Cauvery basis. This TN's Cauvery water share would only be reduced by 4.75 tmc ft.
    10:54 AM, 16 Feb
    Bengaluru will receive an additional 4.2 TMC of water. "The pre-independence agreement is valid. Karnataka gets additional water keeping in mind the water shortage that Bengaluru is facing.
    10:54 AM, 16 Feb
    SC maintains Tribunal award of 30 tmc ft Cauvery water for Kerala and 7 tmc ft For Puducherry.
    10:53 AM, 16 Feb
    This means TN’s share of Cauvery water will be reduced by 14.75 tmc ft and now stand at 404.25 tmc ft instead of 419 tmc ft allotted by the Tribunal.
    10:51 AM, 16 Feb
    SC says no deviance shall be shown by any state. The verdict is that Karnataka will be providing 177.25 TMC to Tamil Nadu. Karnataka gets an additional 14.75 TMC as compared to the 2007 order, where it was giving 192 TMC to TN.
    10:49 AM, 16 Feb
    TN share of water reduced to 177.25 tmcft
    10:48 AM, 16 Feb
    Karnataka will provide 177.2 TMC water to Tamil Nadu. This would mean Karnataka will get additional 14.75 tmcft as compared to the tribunal’s order which had ordered release of 192 tmcft
    10:46 AM, 16 Feb
    The court has modified the Cauvery Waters Tribunal order.
    10:46 AM, 16 Feb
    14.75 tmcft more water to Karnataka
    10:44 AM, 16 Feb
    Karnataka’s advocates, Mohan Katarki, Brijesh Kalappa and Advocate General Madhusudhan Naik present in court.
    10:42 AM, 16 Feb
    The verdict is being read out by CJI, Dipak Misra. All advocates present in court.
    9:40 AM, 16 Feb
    No restricts on travel right now.
    9:40 AM, 16 Feb
    Bus services between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka stopped as precautionary measure.
    9:40 AM, 16 Feb
    All TN buses to Bengaluru will be stopped at Hosur.
    9:40 AM, 16 Feb
    No restriction on goods or private vehicles.
    9:40 AM, 16 Feb
    Speaking to reporters, Bengaluru police commissioner T Suneel Kumar said 15,000 police personnel have been deployed for duty. In addition to this, personnel of Karnataka State Reserved Police and other forces have been deployed. "Special attention will be given to the sensitive areas where riots had taken place in the past," the commissioner also said.
    8:56 AM, 16 Feb
    Security has been provided to schools, hotels and other establishments belonging to people from Karnataka in Tamil Nadu.
    7:41 AM, 16 Feb
    Around 8,000 police deployed from Mysuru to Bengaluru ahead of verdict.
    7:41 AM, 16 Feb
    All dams placed on very high alert.

    All top officials from the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu arrive in Delhi

    Battery of lawyers from both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to be present in Supreme Court

    Chief Ministers of both states to receive regular briefing on verdict

    TN Cauvery technical cell chairman Subramaniam arrives in New Delhi

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