Cauvery water dispute: Supreme Court pulls up Centre, says submit plan by May 3

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Written by Ananthakrishnan G
, Sowmiya Ashok
| New Delhi |
Updated: April 10, 2018 5:19:25 am


A three-judge bench turned down the Centre’s request for three more months to act on its February 16 verdict.

Pulling up the Centre for not sticking to the March 29 deadline for framing of a scheme to implement the award for distribution of the Cauvery river waters, the Supreme Court Monday directed the government to come up with a draft scheme by May 3.

The delay over implementation of the river share award has sparked off protests in Tamil Nadu, and raised the pitch in poll-bound Karnataka.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, turned down the Centre’s request for three more months to act on its February 16 verdict and directed it to prove its “bonafide” by submitting the draft. It also asked Tamil…

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