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Cauvery Verdict: 6 Articles to Contextualise the Water War

On 16 February 2018, the Supreme Court lowered the amount of Cauvery water due to Tamil Nadu, to 404.25 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet), from the 419 tmcft allotted by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in February 2007. The Court allotted Karnataka 270 tmcft of Cauvery water, which is 14.75 tmcft more than the Tribunal award. Through our archives, we trace an outline of the dispute.

Cauvery Dispute:A Dialogue between Farmers

As a civil society initiative to promote understanding among the people of the contending states and find an agreed solution to the Cauvery dispute, two meetings were organised in Chennai and Bangalore primarily of farmers from the two principal contending states. Both meetings were marked by a fraternal, harmonious and constructive spirit and a committee of farmers supported by a few advisers and facilitators has been set up. While it will be foolish to imagine that the long-festering dispute can be easily resolved, the positive approach displayed in the two meetings was encouraging and a cautious optimism seems warranted.

Notes on Ambedkar's Water Resources Policies

While Ambedkar's contributions as the chief architect of the Constitution has been long remembered, his visionary approach to the development of irrigation and power and water resource planning has not been well acknowledged. In the context of the Cauvery imbroglio, policies and plans initiated under Ambedkar when he was member, labour, irrigation and power in the executive council of the viceroy may offer workable solutions to inter-state river water disputes.
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