SC rejects Karnataka’s plea to adjourn hearing in Cauvery water sharing
The Karnataka government said it would like to file its objections on the Centre’s draft scheme on distributing the waters of the Cauvery river.india Updated: May 16, 2018 18:13 IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Karnataka’s plea to adjourn the hearing in the Cauvery water sharing case to July after it said that there was no government in the state.
The Karnataka government also said that it would like to file its objections on the Centre’s draft scheme on distributing the waters of the Cauvery river.
The Kerala government also objected to the Centre’s draft scheme, saying they get 4% of the water and are expected to shell out 15% of the cost towards the board. It said that the control of dams and reservoirs should lie with states as opposed to the Cauvery Management Board.
Its objections were also rejected by the top court.
The top court asked the Centre to file a modified scheme by Thursday.
The government filed the draft scheme before the court on Monday outlining how it proposes to follow the court’s February judgment allocating the share of the waters of the Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, weeks after being pulled up for failing to implement the court’s order.
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).