English Release 7-December 2013
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Ministry of Water Resources07-December, 2012 19:06 IST
|Water Resources Ministry to Notify the Final Award of CWDT this Month |
| The Ministry of Water Resources will notify the final Award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) this month. This was decided during the 31st meeting of the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) held under the chairmanship of Water Resources Secretary Shri Dhruv Vijay Singh here in New Delhi today. After it, institutions like Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) and Cauvery River Authority (CRA) will not be required..The meeting was convened after a Supreme Court direction to call a meeting of the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) in a hearing on 5th of this month to determine the requirement of water for the standing crops in the States of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, and take a decision on that very day. |
Shri Dhruv Vijay Singh patiently listened to the arguments of representatives from the State Governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Pondicherry and hailed the positive assistance and cooperation of co-basin states in finding an equitable solution. He expressed the hope that Karnataka would find a way to ensure receipt of 12 TMC by Tamil Nadu at Mettur Dam in the month of December.
During the meeting it was also decided that New organizations like the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee will be constituted which will have representatives from all the co-basin States, experts in hydrology and agriculture, and be headed by an officer of the Central Government and be under the control of the Central Government. It is hoped that with this organization in place, the difficulties in sharing of water in the Cauvery basin would be sorted out without any outside influence. Similar Boards like the Bhakra Beas Management Board and the Tungabhadra Board are working quite well in sharing of water between co-basin States.
(Release ID :90239)