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Cauvery Dispute: SC Refuses To Pass Order On Tamil Nadu Govt's Plea To Release Water

The Karnataka government described the Tamil Nadu government's plea seeking a direction from the top court to release 24,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily for standing crops as 'wholly misconceived' as it was reportedly based on an incorrect assumption that 'the current water year is a normal water year and not a distressed water year'.

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The Supreme Court on Friday refrained from passing any order on the Tamil Nadu government's plea seeking release of 24,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily by Karnataka for standing crops.

What did the apex court say?

A three-judge bench headed by Justice BR Gavai sought report report from the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) on the amount of water released by Karnataka after Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati informed that a meeting of the authority is scheduled on Monday.

“We do not possess any expertise on the matter. The ASG informs that authority is meeting on Monday to decide discharge of water for next fortnight. 

"We find that it will be appropriate that CWMA submits its report on whether the directions issued for discharge of water have been complied or not,” the bench also comprising Justices PS Narasimha and PK Mishra said.

Karnataka govt terms the plea 'misconceived'

The Karnataka government has described the Tamil Nadu government's plea seeking a direction from the top court to release 24,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily for standing crops as "wholly misconceived" as it was reportedly based on an incorrect assumption that "the current water year is a normal water year and not a distressed water year".

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