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Cauvery row: Karnataka not to file review petition

 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and others at the all-party meet in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and others at the all-party meet in Bengaluru on Thursday.

With an additional allocation of 14.75 tmcft of Cauvery water to Karnataka, the all-party meeting — convened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here on Thursday to discuss the fallout of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the issue — has unanimously decided against filing a review petition challenging the final verdict of the court.

It was decided to impress upon the Centre to establish a dispute resolution forum in consultation with Karnataka and other riparian States in the Cauvery basin.

Both decisions were taken based on suggestions by a legal team, led by Fali S. Nariman, Water Resources Minister M.B. Patil told presspersons after the meeting. The Supreme Court had pronounced its verdict on February 16, increasing Karnataka’s share of the Cauvery water from 270 tmcft to 284.75 tmcft.

Of the additional 14.75 tmcft, the apex court had awarded 4.75 tmcft for the drinking water requirements of Bengaluru, and the remaining for handling the State’s irrigation needs.

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar said that the Centre would establish the forum after consultations with the all riparian States in the Cauvery basin. Mr. Patil said the concerns of MPs and Ministers from Karnataka had been heard.

The legal team suggested against filing a review petition in the apex court, he said.


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