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SC refuses Tamil Nadu plea for Cauvery water

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by Tamil Nadu government seeking release of 63-thousand million cubic of water in Cauvery river.

Published: 22nd November 2017 01:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2017 08:52 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by Tamil Nadu government seeking release of 63-thousand million cubic (TMC) of water in Cauvery river from Karnataka for this year.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra refused to hear the plea mentioned by advocate G Umapathy for Tamil Nadu government and said, “Since the order has been reserved in the case, no interim application can be entertained.”

The court had in September reserved the verdict on the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the final award of the Cauvery Tribunal in 2007 on the allocation of the river water to the three States.The litigation between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka was started at the apex court after CWDT in 2007 finalised the water sharing formula.

In its application, Tamil Nadu had cited acute shortage of water for current year stating Mettur dam has shortfall of 60 TMC as Karnataka not giving enough water despite the court order of supplying daily 2000 cusecs to it and said, Earlier, court had ordered Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

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