Centre submits draft scheme for Cauvery water distribution to Supreme Court
The draft scheme on Cauvery water distribution will be circulated among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Union Territory Puducherry.Updated: May 14, 2018 12:35 IST
The government on Monday filed before the Supreme Court a draft scheme on distributing waters of the Cauvery river, weeks after being pulled up for failing to implement the court’s order.
The draft scheme will be circulated among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and union territory Puducherry and the court will on Tuesday hear if they have objections to it. The court on Monday said it can’t go into correctness of the scheme.
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have fought over the river for more than a century now. On February 16, the Supreme Court reduced the quantity of water Karnataka was asked to supply to Tamil Nadu by 14.75 tmc (thousand million cubic litres).
First Published: May 14, 2018 12:21 IST