Cauvery River Current Affairs, GK & News

Cauvery River  Current Affairs, GK & News

Cauvery Delta of Tamil Nadu declared Protected Agricultural Zone

On February 10, 2020, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu announced that Cauvery Delta is to be declared as Protected Special Agricultural Zone. In 2019, the Central Government had awarded the oil and gas exploration projects in the Cauvery basin. This invoked large protests amid water crisis in the state. Extraction of hydro carbon requires excess ..

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Factbox: Mekedatu Project

The tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on the issue of River Cauvery has got a new addition. The proposal of Karnataka to build dam at Mekedatu is opposed fiercely by Tamil Nadu. About the Project The Government of Karnataka is planning to build a dam across river Cauvery near Mekedatu in Ramanagara district. The ..

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Central Government forms Cauvery Water Management Authority

Following directions from Supreme Court, the Central Government has constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) to address the dispute over sharing of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. In February, 2018 judgement, the Supreme Court had directed centre to form the CMA within six weeks. In the same verdict, the court ..

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Supreme Court approves draft Cauvery Management Scheme

Supreme Court has approved Centre’s draft Cauvery Management Scheme for smooth distribution of water among four southern riparian states/UT viz. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. It ordered Central Government to notify the scheme before the monsoons. SC Order The apex court also modified Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) award of 2007 and made it ..

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