ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Cauvery Award

The final order of the Cauvery Tribunal makes allocations of Cauvery waters to the four parties to the dispute, recommends proportionate adjustments in years of low rainfall, and proposes the establishment of a Cauvery Management Board for monitoring the implementation. There is no real basis for concern or dismay in any of the states. The allocation numbers have no great practical significance but what needs to be done is to arrive at an understanding on how water will be shared in distress years. What lies at the heart of this conflict is excessive demand by all the parties.

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