Cauvery water issue: SC dismisses Karnataka's review petition

Cauvery water issue, Supreme Court, Karnataka, review petition

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In a latest development to the Cauvery water issue, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Karnataka's review petition.

According to reports, the Karnataka government had on October 02, 2016 moved a review petition in the Supreme Court against its three recent orders on the release of water from the Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, saying these orders would cause undue hardship to the state.

The Supreme Court had on October 1, 2016, directed the state to release 6,000 cusecs of water till October 6 and asked the Centre to constitute a board to manage the dispute till October 4.

The petition filed by the state said that the water release orders from the reservoirs of Karnataka would cause irreparable injury to the state as once the water is released, it cannot be retrieved in case of good normal northeast monsoon.

Meanwhile, the newly constituted top court bench on October 18, 2016, directed Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of water every day to Tamil Nadu till it issues further orders.

The apex court had also directed both the state administrations to ensure peace and harmony.

(With inputs from agencies)

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