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TN to hold all-party meet on Cauvery

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on February 19, 2018 Published on February 19, 2018

The Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to get the State’s rightful share of the Cauvery waters and has deployed a dedicated team for the same after the recent Supreme Court judgement, an official release said here Monday.

An all-party meet will be held on Thursday at the Secretariat under the leadership of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to decide the future course of action, it added.

The Supreme Court verdict on January 16 reduced Tamil Nadu’s share of the Cauvery waters from 192 TMC ft to 177.25 TMC ft.

The judgement came after almost four months after the Supreme Court reserved the verdict on appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the final award of the Cauvery Tribunal in 2007 on the allocation of the river water to the three States.

The court also ordered the creation of a Cauvery Management Board for equitable sharing of river waters as laid out under the final provisions of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. That decision has been widely welcomed by the farmers in the Cauvery Delta.

Published on February 19, 2018
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