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Centre notifies Cauvery authority (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; Polity & Governance)

Cauvery Water Management Authority
Three days after the Karnataka Assembly election results and three months after the Supreme Court’s order, the Union government issued a notification for the Cauvery Water Management Authority.

What will the authority do?
The authority will decide the sharing of the river water among the States of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry. The sharing of water will be on the basis of judgment by Cauvery water tribunal.

The authority’s mandate will be to monitor the storage, apportion shares, supervise operation of reservoirs and regulate water releases with the assistance of the Regulation Committee.

It will regulate water release by Karnataka at the Biligundulu gauge and discharge station.

Charge against BJP
MPs of both the AIADMK and the DMK had stalled the winter session of Parliament over the delay in the formation of the authority.

They had accused the BJP government of delaying the formation of the authority for electoral gains in Karnataka.

(Adapted from The Hindu)



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