Cauvery issue: Supreme Court slams Centre for failing to frame water-sharing scheme
On Monday, the Supreme Court pulled up the Centre — and rightly so — for failing to obey its February 16 order to set up a scheme to distribute Cauvery water among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. In February, the court had asked the Centre to come up with a scheme to implement its water-sharing formula by March 29. The expectation among most was that this meant the creation of a Cauvery Water Management Board. Last week, the Centre requested a three-month extension which was not granted by the apex court. The court, on Monday, gave the central government time till May 3 to submit a draft scheme.