Carv­ing up the Cau­very

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The Supreme Court has rep­ri­manded the Cen­tre over its fail­ure to set up a board to man­age the dis­tri­bu­tion of wa­ter from the Cau­very to Tamil Nadu and Kar­nataka. In Fe­bru­ary, the court or­dered the gov­ern­ment to ex­e­cute a wa­ter-shar­ing for­mula worked out, the court said, af­ter much con­sid­er­a­tion. “We strug­gled hard to ren­der the Cau­very judg­ment... people of both states should un­der­stand and noth­ing should be done to ham­per the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the judg­ment,” said Chief Jus­tice Di­pak Misra. There have been protests, lead­ing to the can­cel­la­tion of IPL cricket matches in Chennai. Assem­bly polls in Kar­nataka are sched­uled for May 12, and the court has asked the gov­ern­ment to for­mu­late a plan by May 3.


Weeks between the Supreme Court’s midFe­bru­ary or­der and the March dead­line by which the Cen­tre was to form the Cau­very Man­age­ment Board


Months re­quested by the Cen­tre to im­ple­ment the or­der. Re­jected by the court af­ter a con­tempt pe­ti­tion is filed by the Tamil Nadu gov­ern­ment

802 km

Length of Cau­very river; 54% of the basin area, or 44,016 sq. km, is in Tamil Nadu and 42%—34,273 sq. km— is in Kar­nataka


Cau­very in­flow from Kar­nataka, mea­sured in thou­sand mil­lion cu­bic feet (TMC); 252 TMC from Tamil Nadu. Based on this, Kar­nataka wanted a more even dis­tri­bu­tion

177.25 TMC

Amount of wa­ter the SC wants Kar­nataka to sup­ply Tamil Nadu for the next 15 years, down from 192 TMC. To­tal for Tamil Nadu: 414.25 TMC out of 740 TMC wa­ter

270 TMC

Kar­nataka’s share of the wa­ter awarded by a tri­bunal in 2007. The Supreme Court has raised this by 14.75 TMC, mak­ing the state’s to­tal close to 284.75 TMC

4.75 TMC

Of the SC’s ad­di­tional 14.75 TMC for Kar­nataka ear­marked for Ben­galuru alone. The city was among 11 oth­ers the BBC de­clared “most likely to run out of drink­ing wa­ter”

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