The apex court has directed that an immediate decision be taken on water levels in the dam, which is at the centre of a decades-old dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It has also observed that the court cannot be made a platform for political compulsions.
The state of Tamil Nadu has filed an application in the Supreme Court, seeking directions to restrain the State of Karnataka through its instrumentality viz Cauvery Neervari Nigama Ltd, from proceeding with any activity in regard to the proposed construction of reservoir at Mekedatu.......
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court issued a notice on an appeal filed by Odissa state challenging the National Green Tribunal order on the Polavaram project while tagging similar matters along with it and refused to grant any stay on the proceedings.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Department of Water Resources, Central Water Commission, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu governments, among others, over the proposed dam on the Cauvery river.