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SC Approves Centre’s Cauvery Water Management Scheme

Published on 21 May 2018 by Shivi

The Supreme Court on Thursday, approved the Cauvery Water Management Scheme, 2018 framed under Section 6A of Inter-State River Water Dispute Act of 1956. The scheme was approved by the central government for the establishment of Cauvery management board and regulation committee in pursuance of the court’s February 16 verdict.

On February 16, the apex asked the Centre to put in place the scheme within 6 weeks for smooth implementation of the award passed by the tribunal and as modified by the court for carrying out the rights of the states with regard to allocation or sharing of water.

The Central government with a view to arrive at a consensus for framing of the proposed scheme initiated consultations with the party states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

The salient features of the scheme are as follows:

  1. Establishment of the Cauvery Water Management Authority

  2. Status and Constitution of the Authority

  3. Administrative and field organization costs

  4. Powers, functions, and duties of the authority

  5. Decision of the Authority

  6. Records of their authority and their location

  7. The establishment of the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee



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