Cauvery Water issue: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 2,480 cr compensation from Karnataka

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New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2017 1:02:40 PM

The apex court in its sitting today has ordered both the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka government to file a list of witnesses within a week.

Cauvery dispute continues between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. (PTI)Cauvery dispute continues between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. (PTI)

In yet another turn to the complex Cauvery water issue, Tamil Nadu government has sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from Karnataka for not releasing water to the state, which was its due, and that too despite the Supreme Court order. The apex court in its sitting today has ordered both the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka government to file a list of witnesses within a week. It also said that the details of witnesses affidavit should also be listed within 4 weeks.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court had said that it would continue to hear on the Cauvery water dispute on February 7. The SC has directed that the hearing will go on for three weeks from February 7 onwards. It also directed Karnataka to continue to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water everyday to Tamil Nadu until further hearing is made.

 

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However, the lawyer representing Tamil Nadu, Shekhar Naphade requested before apex court to bring on a logical end in this water dispute in order to resollve the dispute.

Earlier, on December 9, the SC decided not to refer the case to a tribunal and agreed on the appeals by both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka against the award was maintainable.

Previously in November, 2016 the AIADMK had suggested for the formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) in order to resolve the differences between the two southern states over Cauvery water, which dates back to 1892.

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