The apex court in its final verdict on February 16, increased Karnataka’s allocation by around 14.7 tmc ft, while the state had sought for an additional allocation of around 40 tmc.
In 2016, Fali S Nariman had refused to argue the matter over differences with the state government for its non-compliance of the top court's order asking it to release 6,000 cusecs of water.
Farmers in the tail-end delta district fear cultivation area will shrink by at least one lakh acres because of the reduced quantum of Cauvery water that will be available to Tamil Nadu.
Farmers in Delta region worry that the SC verdict will lead to shrinking of cultivable land in the State which would force many away from agriculture
Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the Supreme Court verdict reducing the quantum of Cauvery water to be released for Tamil Nadu to 177.25 tmc ft was "disappointing".
A river's water is a "national asset" and a beneficial gift of nature and no state can claim its "exclusive ownership" or deprive others, the Supreme Court said today.
Rajinikanth, who has announced that he will soon make the political plunge, further said that the Tamil Nadu government should take steps to file a review petition on the matter.
While the farming community in Tamil Nadu said they are looking forward to the Cauvery verdict implementation, political parties said the state has been cheated.
Batting for unity among TN and Karnataka, which, Kamal said, was a duty for those in both states, he said some politicians on their "hunt for votes" were speaking, forgetting national interests.
The original agreement, which was signed between the Madras Presidency and the princely State of Mysore in 1924, had lapsed in 1974.
Government sources here said the AIADMK government was studying the verdict and the chief minister would make a statement in this regard.
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