Cauvery Supervisory Committee held its first meeting to review the Position of Storage Levels

Jun 12, 2013 13:20 IST

Cauvery Supervisory CommitteeThe first meeting of the Cauvery Supervisory Committee was held on 8 June 2013 which decided to review the position of storage levels.

The result of meeting was that the representatives from Tamil Nadu wanted allocation of water as set in the award for the month of June on pro-rata basis for first 10 day period taking into consideration the poor storage and oncoming monsoons in Karnataka.

The decision to review the position of storage level was taken in regard to demands and the onset of the south-west monsoon in relation to Tamil Nadu’s demand for water allocation for the first 10 days in June. As the consequence of meeting Karnataka had decided to seek re-fixing of the Cauvery river water share between it and Tamil Nadu, particularly in the four months from June, on the basis of rainfall in the last five years.

It was decided during the meeting that the Cauvery Supervisory Committee on 12 June 2013 will be reviewing the water position of the river with regard to the storage and allocation.

It is important here to note that as per the Cauvery water tribunal award, Karnataka now is suppose to give Tamil Nadu 134 TMC feet (thousand million cubic) of water between June and September each year.

About Cauvery Supervisory Committee

The Cauvery Supervisory Committee was set up by the Central government on the direction of the Supreme Court to oversee water sharing among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. The committee is headed by central water resources secretary and chief secretaries of the three states and the union territory are its members.

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