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Cauvery Verdict: Supreme Court Gives More Water to Karnataka, Compensates Tamil Nadu With Ground Water


Maintaining that the issue of drinking water has to be placed on a "higher pedestal", the top court enhanced Karnataka's share from 270 tmcft to 284.75 tmcft on account of water for drinking and domestic requirements, while lowering Tamil Nadu's share of water from 419 tmcft to 404.25 tmcft but allowing it to extract 10 tmcft of ground water from the river basin.

Superstar Rajinikanth, who said the verdict was "very disappointing" and urged the state government to file a review petition.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that though the verdict was not as per the state's appeal, he was happy with it as "we have got some relief".

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