3 Judge SC Bench Formed on Cauvery Issue

IAS Prelims 2023

The Supreme Court has constituted a fresh bench of three judges to hear an dispute related to the sharing of Cauvery water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The new bench would comprise justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar and will take up all the issues arising out of the Cauvery water dispute.

In the meantime, the bench, in an interim order, had directed Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu.

The apex court had agreed to the suggestion that a Supervisory Committee, comprising officials and technical experts from the Centre, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry, be set up to inspect the Cauvery basin for assessing the ground realities.