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Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal gets 6 month Extension

TNPSC Current Affairs - November 2017 by TNPSC Guru- For Mains

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation have given 6 months more to Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) to submit its report.

About Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal: 
  • Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) was constituted on 2nd June 1990 to settle the water disputes between States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.
  • The Tribunal submitted the report on February 2007 and announcing allocating specified quantum of water among the four states. 
  • The state and central Government has filed application for clarification and further guidance .
  • So Tribunal has asked one more year for submitting report and again Central Government has given extended time to the Tribunal based on the request. 

About the Disputes:
  • River Cauvery originates in Brahmagiri hills in Kodagu, Karnataka. It flows through Tamil Nadu and out falling in Bay of Bengal in Poompuhar Trichy, Tamil Nadu.
  • Delta Region of Tamil Nadu is mostly dependent on Cauvery River , Tamil Nadu is accusing Karnataka of not releasing water as per the share for Agriculture and drinking purpose.
  • However Karnataka has expressed its inability to provide the due share to Tamil Nadu due to water scarcity in Karnataka.

Tributaries of River Cauvery:

Important Tributaries of River Cauvery are Shimsa, Hemavathi, , Arkavathi, Kapila, Lakshmana Theertha, , Bhavani, Noyil, Amaravathy, Honnuhole ,Kabini, Lokapavani

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