Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery: How much water Bengaluru will get

Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery: How much water Bengaluru will get

Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery: How much water Bengaluru will get

The Supreme Court in its verdict on the Cauvery Water issue on Thursday decided the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu.

Upcoming politician Kamal Hasan expressed "shock" that the Supreme Court has reduced the quota of water allocated to Tamil Nadu from the river Cauvery, but said the matter should not be exploited for votes.

A three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of the SC gave the verdict to resolve the water distribution dispute between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. "Hopefully, the water issues in both the states will be addressed", Meera, an accountant in a Bengaluru-based company added. "The reduction in Tamil Nadu's water share can be managed".

The Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery water dispute is out, and it is Karnataka that appears to have won the final round of legal battle. In 1990, the union government set up a Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal or CWDT to look into inter-state river water disputes. As a precautionary measure, movement of local buses has been halted at the tamil Nadu-Karnataka border. "Tamil Nadu government should take steps to file a review petition", the actor said. "The liability has been reduced for Karnataka and Bengaluru drinking water requirement has been taken into consideration". Apart from serving as a source of drinking water, the river is crucial to agriculture in Karnataka and TN.

Meanwhile, ousted AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu legislator TTV Dinakaran said the verdict would "cause more damage to the Tamil Nadu farmers", The Hindu reported. In all these orders, Karnataka was directed to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. The judgement increased the water share for Karnataka. "The 14.75 tmcft of additional water to Karnataka is not sufficient", The Hindu quoted them as saying. Police commissioner T Suneel Kumar told TOI that 70 platoons of the Karnataka State Reserve Police and 30 platoons of City Armed Reserve will be deployed across the city. Siddaramaiah also said he did not want to say that the verdict was a defeat for any state and noted that the apex court had only responded to "our difficulties".

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Since Karnataka ended up with the bigger piece of the cake in the verdict, the state counsel Mohan V Katarki told reporters, "We are very happy with the verdict".

The Supreme Court also made a reference to the "global status" of Bengaluru in its order.

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