Friday, 8 February 2013

Karnataka agreed to release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu

Karnataka showcased a gesture of goodwill on 10 September 2012 in front of the Supreme Court of India and agreed to release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu from the Cauvery River, till 20 September 2012.

As a response to this act of Karnataka, the bench of Justices D.K. Jain and Madan Lokur didn’t pass any verdict for the plea of directing the state to release 2 tmcft (thousand million cubic foot of water). Supreme Court expressed its hope that a fine and friendly solution will be brought forward by the Cauvery River Authority that is headed by the Prime Minister. The bench also stated that in case Karnataka’s plea is kept pending than the bench will have to come forward for making a decision on the issue.

Cauvery River Water Dispute
The dispute is related to the sharing of water of Cauvery River in between the two states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and the place of origin to this dispute goes back to the two controversial agreements signed in 1892 and 1924 between the two states, and that two at the time when the two were the parts of the Princely State of Mysore and erstwhile Madras Presidency.

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