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Cauvery water dispute: SC to resume hearing today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme will today resume its hearing on the Cauvery water dispute after it directed the government to release 2000 cusecs per day to till further orders are given.

In response, the government has filed a petition in the asking for larger constitutional bench to be constituted to look into the dispute.

A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar are currently hearing the case.

The G S Jha-led Supreme appointed team on Monday submitted its report before the apex after inspecteing the Krishnaraja Sagar and the Kabini dams in Karnataka, and the Mettur and Bhavani Sagar dams in

The high-level central technical team also interacted with public works department officials and delta farmers in Thanjavur Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts. The farmers in Tiruchirapalli and delta regions told the team that the samba crop will be damaged if water from the Cauvery is not released by

The committee has stated 42 of the 48 talukas of in the Cauvery basin have been affected by drought. The team was constituted as per orders of the apex to assess the realities in the Cauvery basin areas in and

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 08:37 IST