SC reserves verdict on appeal against Cauvery Tribunal's 2007

| Updated: Oct 19, 2016 23:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order in connection with the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the Cauvery Tribunal's 2007 order. The appeals were filed through a special leave against the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal by the states. The tribunal court had, in 2007, pronounced that if the yield of Cauvery basin is less in a distress year, the allocated shares shall be proportionately reduced among the States. The Centre, on Tuesday, opposed the appeals saying the decision of the Inter-State River Water Tribunal cannot be questioned since it was considered as a decree passed by the apex court Karnataka has been contesting the verdict saying that if the award is implemented a major share of water will go to Tamil Nadu leaving most of the Karnataka districts, including Bengaluru, without enough water for drinking and farming. Meanwhile, 2000 cusecs per day of water will be provided to Tamil Nadu. (ANI)