- Tribunal gives biggest share of Krishna water to Andhra
Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal on Thursday announced a water-sharing
formula to end the 43 years of conflict among three states — Andhra
Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
to tribunal's formula for sharing the waters of river Krishna till
2050, Andhra Pradesh will get the largest share. It also increased the
allocation for Karnataka and Maharashtra. Every year, Andhra will be
entitled to 1,001 tmc (thousand million cubic feet), Karnataka will get
911 tmc and Maharashtra 666 tmc. The tribunal's decision has come as a
big victory for Karnataka as it allows the height of the Almatti dam to
be raised. Karnataka has been raising the issue for long, but was facing
stiff opposition from Andhra Pradesh.
tribunal, headed by Justice Brijesh Kumar, also allowed more water to
be stored in the Almatti dam in Karnataka. With this order, 524 metre of
the dam height could be used to store the Krishna water from its
earlier 519 metre.