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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Centre Notifies Temporary Scheme for Implementation of Cauvery Award -Friday May 24,2013

In a major step forward towards the implementation of the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT), 2007, the Centre on Friday notified a temporary Cauvery Water (Implementation of the Order of 2007) Scheme, 2013. 

Under the Scheme, the Ministry of Water Resources has notified the Formation of a Supervisory Committee Headed by -
  • Water Resources Secretary
  • with Chief Secretaries of the Cauvery Basin States (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry and Kerala) as members
  • The Chairman of the Central Water Commission shall also be a member
  •  Chief Engineer of the CWC will be the Member-Secretary

This scheme is a “purely temporary measure” until a permanent Scheme namely the Cauvery Management Board as recommended by the Cauvery tribunal order of February 5, 2007, is considered and constituted.

The notification of the ‘Scheme’ and the formation of the ‘Supervisory Committee’ is as per the orders of the SC, which, in its interim order on May 10, 2013, directed the Centre “to constitute a Supervisory Committee for implementation of the Final Order of the CWDT dated February 5, 2007, as notified on February 19, 2013 

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