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SC relief for Karnataka, water share reduces for Tamil Nadu: Read full Cauvery verdict

The Supreme Court said its order on Cauvery water allocation will continue for the next 15 years.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2018 14:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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SC directed Karnataka to release 177.25 tmc of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Karnataka government to release 177.25 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam against the 192 tmcft it used to.

The judgment clarified that Karnataka will now have an enhanced share of 14.75 tmcft water per year while Tamil Nadu will get 404.25 tmcft, which will be 14.75 tmcft less than what was allotted by the tribunal in 2007.

Here’s the full verdict: 

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 14:39 IST