The Supreme Court
on Monday frowned upon the Centre for not complying with its order on Cauvery
water and asked it to formulate a draft scheme on sharing water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
and Puducherry. The draft shall be submitted to the court by May 3 for its approval. The court will decide the next step after receiving the draft scheme from the central government.
The court, while modifying the Cauvery
Water Disputes Tribunal award of 2007, had raised the share of Karnataka
by 14.75 tmcft to 270 tmcft while reducing the share of Tamil Nadu.
The court compensated Tamil Nadu
by allowing extraction of 10 tmcft groundwater from the river basin. Under the MoU, BRPL and EESL will collaborate to explore the deployment of these emerging technologies to bring in energy efficiency, promote renewables and reduce the peak power demand in South and West Delhi.