Cauvery row: SC asks Karnataka to release 4 tmc of water to TN

DN Bureau

Supreme Court on Thursday asked Karnataka Government to give four tmc of water to Tamil Nadu and has asked the Centre to file an affidavit on the same.

Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Karnataka Government to give four tmc of water to Tamil Nadu and has asked the Centre to file an affidavit on the same.

Meanwhile, Attorney General K K Venugopal in the apex court submitted papers stating, "the Cauvery management board draft has to be tabled before the Union Cabinet and as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Karnataka for elections."

He added that the draft, therefore, has not been approved yet.

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The court has not scheduled the matter for hearing on May 8.

Reacting to the court's order Tamil Nadu Minister D. Jayakumar said that the ruling of the top court "cannot be accepted".

Earlier on Wednesday, the central government sought an extension of two weeks from the court to draft the water sharing scheme for the formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

The apex court had criticised the Centre for neither framing the scheme in six weeks as directed by it nor approaching the court prior to the March 31 deadline to convey difficulties, if any, being faced by it. (ANI)

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