Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 2,479 cr damages from Karnataka on Cauvery dispute
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Tamil Nadu government has approached the Supreme Court seeking around Rs. 2,500 crore from Karnataka for loss of crops due to non-release of Cauvery water during the irrigation year 2012-13 as per the interim award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.
Tamil Nadu has sought Rs 1,045.7 crore towards loss of crops, bio-mass and power generation due to non-release of water as per the Interim Order and Rs 1,434 crore as punitive damages for "deliberate non-compliance" of the decision passed by the Tribunal.
"It is most respectfully prayed that this court may be pleased to pass a judgement and decree against the state of Karnataka to pay damages of a sum of about Rs 1,045.7 crore towards loss of crops, loss of bio-mass and loss of power generation, on account of non-release of water during the irrigation year 2012-13 as per pro rata share of water as per the Interim Order dated June 25, 1991," the suit said.
Tamil Nadu also pleaded before the apex court to direct Karnataka to release 53.18 TMC ft water to it at Mettur Reservoir.
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