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Govt submits draft Cauvery scheme

THE ASIAN AGE. | J. VENKATESAN
Published : May 15, 2018, 12:54 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2018, 12:54 am IST

The scheme is more or less similar to the Cauvery Management Board contemplated in the tribunal award.

The CJI asked the states to give their views whether the scheme is in consonance with the February 16 verdict. (Representational image)
 The CJI asked the states to give their views whether the scheme is in consonance with the February 16 verdict. (Representational image)

New Delhi: In a huge relief to Tamil Nadu, the Centre on Monday submitted the “draft scheme” for implementation of the February 16 judgment on allocation of water among the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry.

The scheme is more or less similar to the Cauvery Management Board contemplated in the tribunal award. It says the decision of the authority to be vested with the implementation of the judgment is binding on all the states, says the scheme.

Water resources secretary U.P. Singh, who appeared in the court in response to the contempt plea filed by Tamil Nadu, presented the scheme in a “sealed cover” to the bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud. The bench, while asking the states to respond to the scheme, posted the matter for further hearing on May 16.

The CJI asked the states to give their views whether the scheme is in consonance with the February 16 verdict, which has held that the release of water as mandated under the Cauvery Tribunal award of Febr-uary 2007 would remain in force for 15 years.

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