NEW DELH & BENGALURU: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Karnataka government to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 27. The bench of Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit also directed the Centre to constitute within four weeks the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB)
Senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Tamil Nadu, contended that TN needed water before October 15 or the Samba crop in the state will be affected.
The bench said “You (Karnataka) are aggrieved by Supervisory Committee’s order which has suggested some figure and they (Tamil Nadu) are aggrieved. We are also aggrieved. Centre has not constituted the board which should have been constituted and a regulatory committee should have been constituted under the board for effective implementation of tribunal’s award”.
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters after the SC order, Siddaramaiah appealed to the people to maintain peace.
He also refused to spell out whether the state will release water or not, saying it be decided on Wednesday evening. He also refused to reply to questions about the possibility of the state government filing a review petition against the SC order.