SC slams Centre for showing “sheer contempt of court” by not framing Cauvery scheme


The Hindu

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print


 Adjourns the case to May 14, after the Karnataka Assembly elections on May 12 and before the counting of votes on May 15.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Central government for showing “sheer contempt of court” by not framing a Cauvery draft scheme but adjourned the case to May 14, after the Karnataka Assembly elections on May 12 and before the counting of votes on May 15.

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal asked a Bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra for 10 days time to add the “finishing touch” to its draft scheme and get the nod of the Union Cabinet.

In a previous hearing, Mr. Venugopal said the Prime Minister and all Ministers were travelling and campaigning in Karnataka.

The Bench ordered the Union Water Resources Secretary to personally come to the court with the draft scheme on May 14.
Release of water

The court chose not to delve into pleas and counter pleas by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over the release of Cauvery water. The CJI said this would only retard the implementation of the judgment and the nitty-gritties of water-sharing should be looked in by the authority that would be put in place by the Centre as per a scheme. The court refrained from intervening in this issue for the time being.

On April 9, the Supreme Court categorically directed the Centre to frame a draft scheme by May 3 and prove its bona fide resolve to end the dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

On May 7, Tamil Nadu said Karnataka could “easily spare” 4 tmc ft. for May and within hours, Karnataka filed a counter, saying it has already released 116.697 tmc ft. to Tamil Nadu at the inter-State Bilingundlu border despite this being a distress year for the third consecutive year. It said Tamil Nadu had received an excess of 16.66 tmc ft.

Tamil Nadu said the Centre was “duty bound” to implement the orders passed by the Supreme Court on February 16, 2018 to frame a scheme to provide for ae Cauvery management board and a Cauvery water regulation committee.

Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
    
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Kemmannu.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on kemmannu.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using kemmannu.com will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Kemmannu.com be held responsible.
Similarly, Kemmannu.com reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.




SANTHOSH VILLA’ Media Awareness Kannada short
View More

@ Rosario Grounds, Mangalore@ Rosario Grounds, Mangalore
Photo Album:

Ronald Andrade (67), laid to Rest.
Comments:

Obituary: Ronald Andrade (67), Kambla Thota, Kemmannu
Rozarich Gaanch September- 2018Rozarich Gaanch September- 2018
Flat For Sale in BrahmavarFlat For Sale in Brahmavar
Milarchi-Lara-September-2018Milarchi-Lara-September-2018
Welcome to Thonse Naturecure HospitalWelcome to Thonse Naturecure Hospital
Santhosh Villa short film by youth of Udupi Parish and ICYM.Santhosh Villa short film by youth of Udupi Parish and ICYM.
Crossland College, Year book 2017-18Crossland College, Year book 2017-18
Watch Eye to Eye by Avila D’souzaWatch Eye to Eye by Avila D’souza
Delite Caterers and Delite Event ManagementDelite Caterers and Delite Event Management
An appeal to Kemmannu Parishioners, Friends and Well Wishers:

[Comments]

An appeal to Kemmannu Parishioners, Friends and Well Wishers:<P> <Center>[Comments]</P> </Center>
Read online Uzvaad:<font color=red> Read online Uzvaad</font color=red>:
For all your travel needs contact Sequeira TouristFor all your travel needs contact Sequeira Tourist
Power Care Services, MoodubellePower Care Services, Moodubelle
Read Online RaknnoRead Online Raknno
Kemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth KaanikKemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth Kaanik
Udupi TodayUdupi Today
St. Alphonsa of India