Karnataka Wants to Deny TN’s Share of Cauvery: Jaya
CHENNAI: Exposing the duplicity of Karnataka’ with reagrd to water rows with neighbouring states, Tamil Nadu has charged the former with adopting different and contradictory yardsticks for Krishna and Cauvery water disputes over the formation of a mechanism to implement the Tribunal’s decision.
In the ‘para-wise rebuttal’ to Karnataka’s memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ along with a letter of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday, Tamil Nadu maintains “the Karnataka government, before the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal (KWDT) had urged the
constitution of an appropriate mechanism for the implementation of the decision of the KWDT.
The KWDT -II in its decision dated November 29, 2013, at page 356 has stated as follows: “The Tribunal, in its opinion, had jurisdiction to give necessary direction for setting up a machinery with provision for review to ensure that the decision of the Tribunal is faithfully implemented by the parties concerned.”
The Tribunal has further said “whereas the Tribunal’s jurisdiction under Section 5(ii) and 5(iii) have not been limited or circumscribed, it is to frame a scheme in the decision itself for facilitating the parties to discharge the legal obligation to give effect to the decision.” (vide page 359 of KWDT Award).
Referring to this, the Tamil Nadu government said “Thus Karnataka has been arguing differently in Krishna and Cauvery cases. Thus, it is clear that the sole purpose of the Memorandum submitted by Karnataka is to deny Tamil Nadu its rightful share of Cauvery waters as allocated by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.
The Cauvery Water Tribunal has gone into the aspects of KWDT (1976) and Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal Award (1979) and also the amendment of Section 6A of the Act and recommended the constitution of the CMB,” the Tamil Nadu government pointed out.