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Cauvery board formation put off, SC gives nod for ‘technical team’

RELENTLESS CAMPAIGN:AIADMK MPs march to the PMOin New Delhi on Tuesday.— PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

RELENTLESS CAMPAIGN:AIADMK MPs march to the PMOin New Delhi on Tuesday.— PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT  

In another roller-coaster hearing, the Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold its order to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and finally settled for the Centre’s suggestion to appoint a “technical team” to visit the Cauvery basin and report back on the ground reality there.

The technical team led by G.S. Jha, Chairman, Central Water Commission, will visit the river basin along with nominees of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala to submit a report in the Supreme Court by October 17. The court will hear the matter on October 18.

Tamil Nadu accused the Centre of “playing into the hands of the Karnataka government” to deny the people of Tamil Nadu their share of Cauvery water.

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