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Cauvery dispute: SC to deliver verdict today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

All eyes are on the as it's poised to act on the decades-old Cauvery water dispute between the neighbouring states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and

A bench headed by of (CJI) Dipak Misra will pronounce the verdict on the appeals filed by Karnataka, and against the 2007 order of the (CWDT) on sharing of water.

Earlier on September 20, 2017, the court had reserved its order on the matter.

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry had filed petitions seeking modification of Cauvery Tribunal's final order.

The dispute dates back to the Madras-Mysore agreements of 1924. It was in 1990 when the Centre created a tribunal to examine the conflict and address the water shortage.

The CWDT had unanimously passed an order on how the water should be shared between the states after determining the total availability of water in the Cauvery basin.

The apex court during the period of trials had passed several orders directing the Government to provide a certain amount of Cauvery water to

The situation became tense between the states when the top court on September 5, 2016, had directed to release 15,000 cusecs of water daily for a period of 10 days to

Succumbing to political pressure and the wave of public protests, the government had then filed a plea to modify the order.

A week after its previous order, the had made modifications and asked to release 12,000 cusecs Cauvery water per day to till September 20.

refused to release any water, citing its own requirements and low water availability due to scanty rainfall.

On October 18, 2016, the had asked to release 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to till further orders.

On January 9, 2017, the Government had sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from for not releasing water to the state despite getting the directive to do so.

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First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 07:20 IST