Let us find what is the Cauvery water dispute?

September 6, 2016 6:36 pm
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In 1990, the central government created a tribunal to examine the Cauvery river water sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

— In 2007, this tribunal delivered its verdict on how water should be shared between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry and Kerala. However, the states have challenged the divide.

— In Karnataka, there are four dams on the Cauvery. The state government says there isn’t enough supply in these dams for the drinking water needs of cities like Bengaluru and Mysuru.

— The last time the Supreme Court intervened to order Karnataka to increase the supply of water to Tamil Nadu was in 2012.

— On September 8, 2016 Supreme Court ruled that Karnataka must release 15,000 cusecs of water daily for the next 10 days to Tamil Nadu – that’s nearly twice what Karnataka is currently sharing with its neighbour.

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