TN seeks Rs 2480 crore compensation from K’taka

TN seeks Rs 2480 crore compensation from K’taka

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday sought a compensation of 2,480 crore from Karnataka for not releasing Cauvery water to the state despite getting a Supreme Court directive to do so.

The apex court in its sitting on Monday has ordered both the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka government to file a list of witnesses within a week.

It also said that the details of witnesses affidavit should also be listed within 4 weeks.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court had said that it would continue to hear on the Cauvery water dispute on February 7.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A M Khanwilkar extended the interim order on the issue, directing Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu, till the next order.

The SC has directed that the hearing will go on for three weeks from February 7 onwards. It also directed Karnataka to continue to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water everyday to Tamil Nadu until further hearing is made.