State moves SC to set up Cauvery Board

Published: 26th June 2013 09:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2013 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

Tamil Nadu filed an application in the apex court on Tuesday seeking a direction to the Union Ministry of Water Resources to constitute the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee in accordance with the directions in the final order dated February 5, 2007 passed by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

It also sought a direction to Karnataka to immediately release 10 tmcft due to Tamil Nadu for the month of June, 2013, and thereafter to release the 10 day flows/monthly flows in the subsequent months.

In addition to this, Tamil Nadu sought a direction to Karnataka to release 53.18 tmcft being the shortfall at Mettur reservoir for the water year 2012-2013 as computed on the pro-rata sharing formula by the Cauvery Monitoring Committee, prior to utilising the water in the current irrigation year 2013-2014, in addition to the flows due to Tamil Nadu during the current water year 2013-14.

The final order of the Tribunal had been notified by the Centre on February 19, 2013 and became an award. 

The applicant State averred that the amended Section 6 (1) of the said Act clearly mandated that the decision should be final and binding on the parties.  


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