Asks Centre to indicate time frame for notifying final decisionof Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal

Directing Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu from Wednesday till December 9, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to indicate the time frame within which it would notify the final decision of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal given on February 5, 2007.

A Bench of Justices D.K. Jain and Madan B Lokur passed this order during the course of hearing on an application from Tamil Nadu for a direction to release 30 tmcft of water by December 15.

The 10,000 cusecs order would mean that Tamil Nadu may receive a total of around 4 tmcft of water by the end of Sunday.

Senior counsel Fali Nariman and Anil Divan, appearing for Karnataka, urged the court not to pass any ad hoc order and insisted that the Cauvery Monitoring Committee should decide the issue.

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