Cauvery Water dispute verdict Live Updates: The much-awaited Supreme Court verdict on the Cauvery Water dispute came out today. The top court has directed that Karnataka to release 177.25 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam. Karnataka will get an enhanced 14.75 tmcft water which will be above 2007 tribunal award of 270 tmcft Cauvery water, according to reports. The verdict also says Tamil Nadu will now get 404.25 tmcft of Cauvery water instead of 419 tmcft allotted by tribunal. Meanwhile, taking cognizance of the magnitude of the issue, Bengaluru police has stepped up security and are maintaining tight vigil to prevent any untoward situation in India’s “Silicon Valley”.
Track Live Updates of Cauvery Water dispute verdict
11:35 AM: Former Chief Minister of Karnataka reacted on Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery Water dispute, saying he welcomed it and will speak in details after reading the judgement
11:30 AM: Counsel for Karnataka in the Supreme Court has welcomed the verdict. The Supreme Court verdict is a “balance verdict” which protects interest of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. He said that this judgement will go long way in ensuring peace in both the neighbouring states.
11:26 AM: Following the Supreme Court verdict, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike workers started celebrating in Hosur as Karnataka will get an additional 14.75TMC ft share of Cauvery water.
11:21 AM: Lawyer for Tamil Nadu A Navaneethakrishnan said that Tamil Nadu was originally awarded 192 TMC water. However, the quantity has been reduced by the Supreme Court. Karnataka got 14.75 TMC so that the state can provide drinking water to Bengaluru city. “We hope that TN govt will take appropriate steps,” the lawyer said.
11:15 AM: Both Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy and state Food and Public Distribution Minister UT Khader said they were happy with the Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery Water dispute.
11:07 AM: TTV Dinakaran faction spokesperson C R Saraswathi said that Tamil Nadu is also facing water scarcity problem like Bengaluru.
11:02 AM: According to reports, Supreme Court has directed that Karnataka to release 177.25 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam.
11:00 AM: The Supreme Court verdict says Karnataka will get an enhanced 14.75 tmcft water which will be above 2007 tribunal award of 270 tmcft Cauvery water.
10:58 AM: Supreme Court in its verdict said that 20 TMC of ground water in Tamil Nadu had not been accounted for and needed to be seen.
10:54 AM: As per the Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery water dispute, Karnataka will get 184.5 TMC of water, Tamil Nadu will get over 177.25 TMC. The allocation for Puducherry and Kerala remain as the same before
10:50 AM: As per the Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery Water dispute, no state has got “ownership” of water
10:46 AM: Notably, the decades-old Cauvery water dispute was decided unanimously by CWDT in 2007, after determining the total availability of water in the Cauvery basin at 740 thousand million cubic (tmc) feet at the Lower Coleroon Anicut site, including 14 tmcft for environmental protection.
10:43 AM: The final verdict on Cauvery water dispute is being read out in the Supreme Court.