Cauvery row: SC orders K’taka to release 2000 cusecs of water to TN

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Karnataka Government to supply 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu every day.

The matter will be next heard on July 11.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had earlier directed Karnataka to provide 200 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till its further order.

The top court had earlier in January this year dismissed the plea seeking compensation from both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for the loss of property during the Cauvery water related dispute between both states.

Siva Kumar, a Tamil Nadu-based activist, had earlier filed a petition in the Supreme Court on the same.

Earlier on January 9, the Tamil Nadu Government sought a compensation of Rs. 2,480 crores from Karnataka for not releasing water to the state despite getting the Supreme Court directive to do so. (ANI)