New Delhi The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal on 5 February 2007 allocated 419 tmc ft of water annually to Tamil Nadu and 270 tmc ft to Karnataka, which however will actually release only 192 tmc ft of water to Tamil Nadu in a year.
In the much-awaited final verdict after more than 16 years of hearings, the Tribunal also awarded 30 tmc ft of Cauvery river water to Kerala and 7 tmc ft to Puducherry, the other parties to the dispute.
The Tribunal, set up in 1990, had in its interim order given 205 tmc ft of water to Tamil Nadu.
Headed by retired Justice N P Singh, the three-member Tribunal had arrived at the total availability of water at 740 tmc ft. The actual release of 192 tmc ft will take place as measured at the Biligundlu reservoir on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border.
The verdict can be challenged by any of the parties in court.
Under the final verdict, the monthly release by Karnataka has been scheduled as 10 tmc ft in June, 34 in July, 50 in August, 40 in September, 22 in October, 15 in November, 8 in December, 3 in January and 2.5 each in February, March, April and May.