TN passes resolution, asks Centre to set up Cauvery water management board

DMK leader Kanimozhi, with members of DMK and AIADMK stage a protest over the formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) during the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi | PTI Photo

The Tamil Nadu assembly on Thursday unanimously demanded setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) as ordered by the Supreme Court.

A resolution to this effect was passed unanimously in a special sitting of the assembly, hours after Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who also holds the Finance portfolio, presented the state budget for 2018-19.

In its February 16 verdict, the Supreme Court, reducing Tamil Nadu's share in the Cauvery water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) against 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007, ordered the central government to set up the CMB and CWRC within six weeks.

Moving the resolution, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the Central government has to set up the CMB and CWRC, and his government has been urging it be done soon.

DMK leader M K Stalin said if the Central government does not set up CMB and CWRC then all the Tamil Nadu legislators should resign.

He said his party is ready to ask its legislators to resign from the house but hoped that the Central government would not give space for such an action.


Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel