UPSC Indian Polity and Civics The State Judiciary Question Bank State Government

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    29. The Prime Minister of India recently ruled out the decision of the Cauvery River Authority, in which Kamataka was ordered to release water to Tamil Nadu. Which of the following statements) is/are correct?
    1. The Cauvery River Authority comprises of the Chief Ministers of Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Kamataka along with the PM as chairman.
    2. Inter-state water disputes are excluded from the primary jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A) 1 only  

    B)   2 only

    C) Both 1 and 2     

    D) Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    The Cauvery River authority comprises of the CMs of puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Inter- state water disputes are excluded from the primary jurisdiction of the supreme court of India. On 20 February 2013, based on the directions of the Supreme Court, the Indian Government has notified the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT). The Tribunal, in a unanimous decision in 2007, determined the total availability of water in the Cauvery basin at 740 thousand million cubic (tmc) feet at the Lower Coleroon Anicut site, including 14 tmcft for environmental protection and seepage into the sea. The final award makes an annual allocation of 419 tmcft to Tamil Nadu in the entire Cauvery basin, 270 tmcft to Karnataka, 30 tmcft to Kerala and 7 tmcft to Puducherry.

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