The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution to ask the Centre to set up a Cauvery Management Board and a Cauvery Water Monitoring Committee, ANI reported. On February 16, the Supreme Court had ordered that the Centre set up a Cauvery Management Board within six weeks to ensure that its ruling to allocate the river water to the two states is implemented.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s working president MK Stalin announced his party’s decision to boycott the presentation of the state Budget over Tamil Nadu’s inaction on the Cauvery water dispute, IANS reported. The Cauvery water sharing dispute has been going on for 22 years now.
The Supreme Court’s February order had directed Karnataka to release 177.25 thousand million cubic feet of Cauvery water per year to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam. So, Tamil Nadu will now get 404.25 tmcft of Cauvery water instead of the 419 tmcft allotted by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in 2007.