Cauvery river water issue: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 2,480 cr compensation from Karnataka

The Supreme court in its sitting today has ordered both the Tamil Nadu and the Karnataka governments to file a list of witnesses within a week.

Cauvery river water issue: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 2,480 cr compensation from Karnataka

In controversial Cauvery river water issue, Tamil Nadu government on Monday has sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from Karnataka for not releasing water to the state despite getting a Supreme Court order to do so.

The Supreme court in its sitting today has ordered both the Tamil Nadu and the Karnataka governments to file a list of witnesses within a week.

On January 4, the apex court had announced to continue the hearing of the Cauvery water issue on February 7.  A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A. M. Khanwilkar extended the interim order in the water issue, directing Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu, till the next order.


However, Shekhar Naphade, the lawyer from the side of Tamil Nadu, urged the three-judge bench to bring the matter to a logical end for which there should be continuous hearing.  The apex court said that the hearings would go on for three weeks at 2 p.m. daily from February 7 onwards so that the issue could be resolved and the appeal would be finalised.

Earlier, on December 9, the apex court upheld its constitutional power and right to hear appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award.