Apex Court tells Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu

December 06, 2012 - 4:53:42 am


New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday directed Karnataka to supply 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily to Tamil Nadu for the next five days. Besides this, the apex court bench of Justice D K Jain and Justice Madan B Lokur said the Cauvery River Monitoring Authority would hold its meeting either today or tomorrow or Friday to decide on the quantum of water that Karnataka would be releasing to Tamil Nadu after five days. The court said the authority would also keep in mind the standing crops in the lower riparian state. The court order came during the hearing on a batch of petitions and applications filed by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the issue of daily release of 9,000 cusecs of water from Cauvery for the former. 

Supreme Court rejects Sangma’s plea 

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