Cauvery Water Dispute Verdict LIVE Updates: Supreme Court Reduces Tamil Nadu's Water Share

Cauvery Water Dispute: Leaders in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are expected to harden their stance on the water dispute that is already an emotive issue, particularly against the backdrop of assembly elections in Karnataka in just a few months.

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Cauvery Water Dispute Verdict LIVE Updates: Supreme Court Reduces Tamil Nadu's Water Share

Cauvery Water Dispute: 765-km long Cauvery river is considered the lifeline for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

The Supreme Court has today delivered the judgment on the dispute over the 120-year-old Cauvery river water sharing. The disagreements over the water sharing pact have been at the centre of dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Last month, the Supreme Court had indicated that it would deliver its verdict within four weeks, saying enough confusion had been created on it for decades. Police reinforcements have been kept on standby in both states. The verdict has been pronounced by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
 

Here are the LIVE updates on the Cauvery River Water Dispute Verdict:


Feb 16, 2018
19:03 (IST)
"Cauvery verdict disappointing, will affect livelihood of farmers": Rajinikanth

Cauvery Verdict is disappointing as it will further affect the livelihood of farmers. Tamil Nadu government should take steps to file a review petition, says Rajinikanth. 
Feb 16, 2018
17:17 (IST)
Cauvery Water Dispute Verdict: A Timeline Of Events

Cauvery water dispute verdict is out. The Supreme Court has reduced Tamil Nadu's share of water from the river Cauvery 177.25 TMC or thousand million cubic feet instead of 192 TMC.
Feb 16, 2018
16:34 (IST)
"Demand for water only going to increase in coming years," says Yeddyurapa

BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Karnataka polls BS Yeddyurapa said that the demand for water was only going to increase in the coming years adding that once the BJP comes to power in the state, it shall work towards increasing green cover in western ghats. 


Mr Yeddyurapa, however, appreciated the Supreme Court's verdict on the matter
Feb 16, 2018
16:29 (IST)
Puducherry Chief Minister calls Supreme Court verdict "historic"

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said Supreme Court's verdict on sharing of Cauvery water has ensured the Union Territory would continue to receive seven tmcft for Karaikal region lying at the tail-end of the river basin, adding that the court's verdict on the dispute was "historic". Following this, PWD Minister A Namassivayam said the verdict ensuring continued availability of seven tmcft of water for Karaikal "is in line with the award of the Cauvery River Water Dispute Tribunal in 2007 as the allocation remains unchanged."
Feb 16, 2018
16:23 (IST)
"No state can claim exclusive right to a river passing through different states"

No state can claim exclusive right to a river passing through different states, said three judges of the Supreme Court including Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Feb 16, 2018
13:50 (IST)
"Drinking water has to be kept on the highest pedestal": Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said that drinking water "has to be kept on the highest pedestal". The top court said that Bengaluru's needs as a "global city" were important and hence allotted 4.75 TMC of drinking water to it.
Feb 16, 2018
13:47 (IST)
Kamal Haasan says Cauvery dispute is about "a basic need", "not politics"

Actor Kamal Haasan also said on the Cauvery water dispute, that it was time "to become a family again" instead of "splintering into groups".

He said that the Cauvery dispute was about a basic need and not about politics.
Feb 16, 2018
13:23 (IST)
Kamal Haasan "shocked" at the reduction of water supply

Actor Kamal Haasan is "shocked" at the Supreme Court's direction to reduce water supply to Tamil Nadu. He also said that the Supreme Court's pronouncement that no state can have exclusive rights over the Cauvery river water was a "consoling factor".
Feb 16, 2018
13:19 (IST)
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw says irrigation needs should be addressed, drinking water received "a lot of prioritisation"

Indian entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, on the Cauvery water dispute verdict, said that drinking water "has got a lot of prioritisation" and that it should be ensured that irrigation needs are also addressed.

Ms Shaw also said that micro-irrigation was extremely important.
Feb 16, 2018
13:13 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Delta Farmers' Association welcomes pronouncement of no exclusive rights over Cauvery water

The president of the Tamil Nadu Delta Farmer's Association, P Ayyakannu has welcomed the pronouncement that no state can claim exclusive rights to Cauvery water passing through different states.

He also welcomed the direction to setup the Cauvery Management Board.
Feb 16, 2018
13:10 (IST)
"Prima Facie, we welcome Cauvery river water judgement," former Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said that he welcomes the Cauvery river water judgement by the Supreme Court. He said that he would give a detailed reaction after reading the judgement.
Feb 16, 2018
13:06 (IST)
MK Stalin slams AIADMK government on Cauvery water dispute verdict

DMK leader MK Stalin has harsh words for the current AIADMK government on the Cauvery river water dispute verdict. He said that the AIADMK government "has lost hard fought rights that Karunanidhi had secured". He alleged that the AIADMK government had not presented evidence properly.

He also accused Karnataka of getting more share of the Cauvery river water despite defying the Cauvery tribunal's order.
Feb 16, 2018
13:01 (IST)
TTV Dhinakaran on Cauvery water dispute verdict

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, expressed his disappointment over the Cauvery water dispute verdict on Twitter.

Mr Dhinakaran said that he was sad about the Cauvery dispute verdict and said that the cultivable area and crop cultivation in Tamil Nadu will be a question now.

He also said that the centre should ensure that Karnataka releases the allotted quantum of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.
Feb 16, 2018
11:36 (IST)
"Farmers in both states must be happy" says lawyer for Karnataka

Karnataka government's lawyer has said that "farmers in both states must be happy" with the verdict. Mohan Katarki, lawyer for Karnataka, also said that the Cauvery water dispute verdict by the Supreme Court was "a balanced judgement".
Feb 16, 2018
11:29 (IST)
"Hope the Tamil Nadu government will take appropriate steps": Lawyer for Tamil Nadu, A Navaneethakrishnan

The Supreme Court has given extra water to Karnataka to provide drinking water to Bengaluru city, said a government lawyer for Tamil Nadu and AIADMK MP, A Navaneethakrishnan.

Mr Navaneethakrishnan also said that "we hope that the Tamil Nadu government will take appropriate steps".
Feb 16, 2018
11:23 (IST)
Tamil Nadu's reduced allocation of Cauvery water to go to Karnataka, Bengaluru to get 4.75 TMC, ahead of Karnataka elections

In what is a big boost to the Congress government in Karnataka ahead of the state assembly elections, the Supreme Court's verdict on the Cauvery water allocation has awarded Karnataka with 14.75 TMC of extra water, reducing Tamil Nadu's allocation by the same amount.

It is from this additional amount awarded, that Bengaluru is to get 4.75 TMC of water.

The total share of river water awarded to Karnataka thus increases to a total of 284.75 TMC.

The monthly allocation awarded by the Tribunal will be in force for 15 years.
Feb 16, 2018
11:18 (IST)
Monthly allocation awarded by Tribunal in force for 15 years, no claim for exclusive rights to river passing through different states

The monthly allocation awarded by the Tribunal will be in force for 15 years. The Supreme Court verdict also says that no state can claim exclusive rights to river passing through different states.

Apart from this, the centre will constitute Cauvery Management Board.
Feb 16, 2018
11:11 (IST)
Supreme Court reduced Tamil Nadu's water allocation taking the state's ground water into account

Supreme Court has reduced water allocation to Tamil Nadu taking into account 10 TMC of Tamil Nadu's ground water.
Feb 16, 2018
11:07 (IST)
Bengaluru to get 4.75 TMC for drinking water

The Supreme Court verdict on the Cauvery water dispute has allocated 4.75 TMC of drinking water to Bengaluru.
Feb 16, 2018
11:03 (IST)
Cauvery water sharing agreements of 1892 and 1924 are valid

The argument that the two agreements signed between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in 1892 and 1924 are valid is correct, according to the Supreme Court verdict. The Supreme Court rejected Karnataka's contention of these previous agreements of not being valid.

The Supreme Court also said that the tribunals did not correctly assess Tamil Nadu's irrigation area.

It also says that Tamil Nadu did not consider the availability of ground water in the state.
Feb 16, 2018
10:56 (IST)
Karnataka will now release 177.25 TMC to Tamil Nadu instead of earlier 192 TMC, Additional allocation to Karnataka

The Supreme Court verdict will require Karnataka to release 177.25 TMC instead of 192 TMC. In addition to this, Karnataka had been allocated 270 TMC within the state. With the judgement pronouncement, Karnataka has now been allocated an additional 14.75 TMC in addition to 270 TMC.
Feb 16, 2018
10:49 (IST)
Cauvery Water Dispute: Court Reduces Tamil Nadu's Water Share

The Supreme Court has given a verdict which has lessened water share for Tamil Nadu from 192 TMC (One Thousand Million Cubic Feet ) to 177.25 TMC.
Feb 16, 2018
10:43 (IST)
Cauvery water dispute verdict being read out by Supreme Court

Three judges of the Supreme Court are reading out their verdict on the Cauvery water dispute that has been a source of tension between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and has persisted despite attempts at a solution over 120 years. Both states insist that they are hopeful but each has kept police reinforcements on standby in case of a verdict that is not favourable. Bus services between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been stopped as a precaution. There is no restriction on the movement of goods and private vehicles.
Feb 16, 2018
10:07 (IST)
Bus services between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been stopped as a precaution measure ahead of the verdict. There is, however, no restriction on the movement of goods and private vehicles. 
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