The Supreme Court of India is likely to pronounce its verdict on the decades-old Cauvery water dispute between south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Security has been beefed up across Tamil Nadu and Karnataka ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Cauvery water dispute between the two states.

The decades-old Cauvery water dispute was decided collectively by CWDT in 2007, after determining the total availability of water in the Cauvery basin at 740 thousand mn cubic feet at the Lower Coleroon Anicut site, including 14 tmcft for environmental protection.

The final award makes a yearly allocation of 419 tmcft to Tamil Nadu in the entire Cauvery basin, 270 tmcft to Karnataka, 30 tmcft to Kerala and 7 tmcft to Puducherry.'

Security has been tightened in Bengaluru, with the state deploying 15,000 police personnel ahead of the verdict on Friday.

  • The verdict to be out at 10.30 AM 
  • District superintendent dismisses reports that Section 144 is imposed in MandyaSection 144 imposed in Mandya in Karnataka and in and around KRS dam from where the Cauvery water flows
  • The Chief Justice Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar have arrived at the Hall 1 of the Supreme Court
  • Rowdy-sheeters taken to preventive custody to avert any untoward incidents in Karnataka, following the verdict
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah is being informed by Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG-IGP) Neelamani Raju
  • Tamil Nadu is not running its buses to Karnataka, buses from the latter's transport corporation are running smoothing into Tamil Nadu.
  • Justice Deepak Misra starts reading the final verdict on sharing of Cauvery water
  • The agreements becomes invalid after 50 years, says Justice Deepak Misra
  • Status quo will be maintained in water sharing in Kerala and Puducherry
  • Karnataka has been asked to release 177.25 TMC water to Tamil Nadu (every year) against 192 TMC water which was decided earlier
  • Thus Karnataka has got 14.75 TMC water more than the earlier agreement
  • Tamil Nadu has been asked to consider 20 TMC groundwater in the state, accordingly Tami Nadu can now draw additional 10 tmcft 'groundwater' from total of 20 tmcft beneath Cauvery basin
  • RIVERS BELONG TO NO ONE: Proceedings have begun. The Supreme Court says no state can claim ownership of a river.
  • Formation of Cauvery Water Management Board is the responsibility of the Centre and not of the Court, stated the SC
  • Thus Cauvery Water Management Board will not be formed for now, making Karnataka heave a sigh of relief 
  • This means Tamil Nadu share in Cauvery water will be reduced by 14.75 TMC ft and now stand at 404.25 TMC ft instead of 419 TMC ft allotted by the Tribunal
  • Bengaluru to receive additional 4.75 TMC of drinking water, this water will be released from the additional 14.75 TMC water given to Karnataka
  • The verdict is applicable for 15 years, stated Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu

  • Tamil Nadu government has refused to give any statements with regard to the Cauvery verdict