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Release 6K cusecs per day till Sept 27: SC to K’taka

Karnataka will have to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to  Tamil Nadu from Wednesday until September 27, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday while raising the quantum the fixed by the Supervisory Committee by 3000 cusecs.

The apex court also gave liberty to both states to file objections against the directions of the Cauvery Supervisory Committee on Monday, asking Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of water daily to Tamil Nadu between September 21 and 30.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit also directed the Centre to constitute within four weeks the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) as directed by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) in its award.

It also directed the Centre to produce before it on the next date of hearing, the notification indicating that CWMB has been constituted and said, if required, further direction can be passed by the apex court to the CWMB.
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