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Cauvery Water Management Authority.

TNPSC Current Affairs - June 2018 by TNPSC Guru 
  • Central Government has constituted Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to address the dispute in sharing Cauvery water between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.
  • The authority which comprises of chairman and eight members.
  • The Chairman should be either senior and eminent engineer with experience of water resource mangament or IAS officer with experience in water resource management.
  • The Authority will work and share the 404.25 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and 284.75 tmc ft to Karnataka , 30 tmc ft to  Kerala and 7 tmc ft to Puduchery ordered by Supreme court. 

About River Cauvery. 
  • River Cauvery originated in Kudagu district of Karnataka in Brahmagiri Hills at Talakaveri.
  • River Cauvery forms 3 islands, 2 in Karnataka called Sivasamudram and Srirangapatnam and Srirangam in Tamil Nadu.
  • The main Tributaries are Kabini, Bhavani, Arkavathy, Lakshmana Tirtha, Noyyal, Shimsa, lokapavani, Harangi, Hemavati and Arkavati.
  • It is the third largest river in south India after Godavari and Krishna.
  • The total length of river is 765 KM.

Article 262 -  deals with Adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter State rivers or river valleys

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