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'Karnataka deserves more Cauvery water'

Though the Supreme Court recently awarded 14.75 tmcft more water to Karnataka in its verdict to resolve the Cauvery river water dispute, leaders in Karnataka opine that the state deserved more.

Published: 25th February 2018 04:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2018 04:49 AM   |  A+A-

Cauvery river | Express File Photo

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Though the Supreme Court recently awarded 14.75 tmcft more water to Karnataka in its verdict to resolve the Cauvery river water dispute, legal fraternity and political leaders in Karnataka opine that the state deserved more.

Participating in ‘Cauvery Verdict’, a seminar, organised here on Saturday, former Advocate General of Karnataka Prof. Ravivarma Kumar expressed dismay at the state government for not convening a meeting so far to discuss the ramifications of the apex court verdict. “Though Karnataka has been awarded additional water, it would lose control over the reservoirs it has built with public money in the Cauvery basin,” he said.

President of Advocates’ Association, Bengaluru,  A P Ranganath wanted the state government to file a review petition in the Supreme Court. Senior Counsel Uday Holla called the verdict a victory.
The state, however, deserved 40 tmcft more, he said. KPCC Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao advocated the need for all political parties to work unitedly to ensure that the state would not lose control over its reservoirs and interest of the state’s farmers is not compromised during deficit rainfall years.



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