Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding allocation and sharing of water of river Cauvery, 16/02/2018

  • 16/02/2018

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Karnataka Vs State of Tamil Nadu dated 16/02/2018 regarding allocation and sharing of water of river Cauvery.

Supreme Court directs an additional 14.75 TMC of water to be awarded to the State of Karnataka. In view of the allocation of additional 14.75 TMC of water to Karnataka, the State of Karnataka would now be required to release 177.25 TMC of water at the inter-state border with Tamil Nadu, i.e., at Billigundulu. Supreme Court refused to interfere with regard to the allocation of water for domestic and industrial purposes in the State of Tamil Nadu.

The Judgement of the Supreme Court also made it very clear that "Drinking water requirement of the overall population of all the States has to be placed on a higher pedestal as we treat it as a hierarchically fundamental principle of equitable distribution".