The Cabinet on Tuesday decided to challenge in the Supreme Court the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal’s judgment on Krishna water following public outcry against the injustice done to the State.

A special leave petition filed by the State government against the interim judgment is already pending in the Supreme Court.

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy disclosed that that an all-party meeting would be convened on the issue at the earliest to chalk out the future strategy.

Compensation increased

It also increased the quantum of compensation given to the kin of those killed, including elected representatives, in extremist violence.

According to the decision, the compensation given to the families of MPs and MLAs was increased to Rs. 35 lakh from the existing Rs. 15 lakh. For other elected representatives it was raised to Rs. 25 lakh from the present Rs. 7.5 lakh.

Similarly, it was hiked to Rs. 10 lakh from Rs. 3 lakh to those who suffered permanent disability in the violence, and Rs. 5 lakh to those with serious injuries from the present Rs. 3 lakh.

Besides, it was also decided to increase the income limit for creamy layer among the backward classes to avail welfare schemes such as fee reimbursement to Rs. 6 lakh per annum from the present Rs. 4.5 lakh.