January 19, 2011

Krishna Water Tribunal Verdict - A Summary

  • Tribunal gives biggest share of Krishna water to Andhra
    • The
      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.
    • According
      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.
    • The
      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.


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