Here are the LIVE updates on the Cauvery River Water Dispute Verdict:
Mr Yeddyurapa, however, appreciated the Supreme Court's verdict on the matter
The demand for water is only going to increase in the coming years. When BJP comes to power, we shall work towards increasing the Green Cover in western ghats. It is important to preserve & increase the forest cover of Kodagu to ensure the rejuvenation of Cauvery. #CauveryVerdict- B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 16, 2018
Supreme Court's verdict on the Cauvery is welcome and will help our farmers and ease Bengaluru's drinking water problem. A well-thought plan is needed for utilisation of water for the welfare of farmers in the Cauvery basin. #CauveryVerdict- B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 16, 2018
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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".
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.
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.
Supreme Court has reduced water allocation to Tamil Nadu taking into account 10 TMC of Tamil Nadu's ground water.
The Supreme Court verdict on the Cauvery water dispute has allocated 4.75 TMC of drinking water to Bengaluru.
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.
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.
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.
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.