Supreme Court

on Thursday refused to interfere with the order of

Cauvery Water

Management Authority (CWMA) to Karnataka to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for now.
Abench of Justices B R Gavai, P SNarasimha and Prashant Kumar Mishra refused the plea of the Tamil Nadu government to increase the share of Cauvery river water from 5000 to 7200 cusecs per day.

water dipute

With Karnataka and Tamil Nadu governments blaming each other on the Cauvery water-shar ing dispute, the top court earlier sought a report from CWMA on whether water was being shared as per the authority’s order.
In its reply, the Authority gave details of the amount of water being released by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu on a daily basis. Karnataka released 1,49,898 cusecs of water in 15 days between August 12 and 26.

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