Cauvery Water dispute verdict out, Karnataka gets more water
The Cauvery water dispute verdict is out. The Supreme Court passed the verdict on regarding the water issue that was a problem between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for a very long time. According to the verdict, the state of Karnataka will get an additional 14.74 TMC of the water from Cauvery meanwhile Tamil Nadu will get 177.25 TMC of water instead of 192 TMC.
The Supreme Court said that the verdict has been passed keeping in mind the water crisis in Karnataka. It was passed by 3 judges of the Supreme Court who said that water from Cauvery must be shared by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The river does not belong to any one state.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that he is very happy with the verdict.
As a part of the verdict being out, security has been increased in both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Bengaluru Police Commissioner Suneel Kumar said that nearly 15,000 policemen have been put in the city to make sure that no violence takes place.
The Cauvery River which is also called as the ‘Ganga of South’ is spread over 765 km and it passes through Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.