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The dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu related to Cauvery water will come to an end after the pronouncement of judgement by the Supreme Court in the said matter in four weeks. The Supreme Court said that there has been enough confusion for the two decades and the verdict on the issue will be delivered in four weeks. After the verdict is issued any forum can touch the issue. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud will pronounce the verdict.
The sharing of water of river Cauvery has been an issue of conflict between the states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as the river is an inter-state basin which had its origination in the Karnataka and flows through Tamil Nadu and finally merges into Bay of Bengal via Puducherry. The root of the conflict lies in the agreement between the two states erstwhile Madras Presidency and Kingdom of Mysore.
The appeals were filed in the Supreme Court against the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal award of sharing of water by the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The SC had reserved its judgment in the matter. The plea was filed by a citizens group led by philanthropist Kiran Mazumdar Shaw to seek intervention for supply of drinking water to the residents of Bengaluru and surrounding districts.
It has been stated in the court that there is need for adequate drinking water for the residents of Bengaluru and apex court is required to protect their right to life.
The plea for loss of property by the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu during the Cauvery dispute has been dismissed by the SC last year. This year in January the Tamil Nadu had claimed compensation of Rs 2480 crore for not releasing the water from the river by the Karnataka.The SC has directed Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of water from Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu.