SC Modifies Order on Release of Cauvery Water

Supreme Court ordered Karnataka to release to Tamil Nadu, 12,000 cusecs a day of Cauvery water instead of the earlier ordered 15,000 cusecs a day.

The apex court was hearing an application filed by Karnataka seeking to reduce the quantum of water to be released from Cauvery River to Tamil Nadu to 1,000 cusecs from 15,000 cusecs.

At the same time, the apex court expressed its displeasure at the Karnataka government for not implementing its order.

Since the court’s September 5 order there have been bandhs and protests in Karnataka protesting the order.