India-SC notice to Karnataka on Sivasamudram project

New Delhi, Aug 21 (PTI) The Supreme Court today sought a response from Karnataka government on the allegation by Tamil Nadu that it has unilaterally decided to go ahead with Sivasamudram Hydero power project in the Cauvery basin by violating the directions of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam issued notices to Karnataka government and the Centre and sought their replies in three weeks.

Sivasamudram hydro Plant

Sivasamudram hydro Plant

Senior advocate K Parasaran mentioned the application of Tamil Nadu government in which it alleged that instead of putting the control of the project under a neutral agency, the Karnataka government was executing it through Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd.

Tamil Nadu submitted that Karnataka was not accepting the direction of the Tribunal that the project has to go through a neutral body like National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC).



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