Cauvery row: Karnataka moves SC to modify order on release of w
BENGALURU: Karnataka government today moved to Supreme Court seeking modification of the September 20 order, asking it to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till tomorrow, on the ground that its reservoirs do not have sufficient water.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra on September 20 had directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 27, while raising the quantum fixed by the Supervisory Committee by 3,000 cusecs.
Karnataka, in its fresh plea, had expressed inability to implement the apex court order on various grounds including the fact that it does not have adequate water to supply to its cities including Bengaluru.
The apex court had on September 20 also directed the Centre to constitute within four weeks the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) as directed by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) in its award.