The Centre has extended the term of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal by six months up to May 2, 2018.
The tribunal is looking into the long-standing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the sharing of Cauvery, an inter-State basin having its origin in Karnataka and flowing through Tamil Nadu and Puducherry before out falling in the Bay of Bengal.
The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal was constituted on June 2, 1990 to adjudicate the water dispute regarding inter-State river Cauvery and the river valley thereof among the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. The genesis of this conflict rests in two agreements in 1892 and 1924 between the erstwhile Madras Presidency and Kingdom of Mysore.
The Central government on the requests made by the tribunal from time to time extended the period of the submission of the said further report up to November 2, 2017. Now the tribunal has again sought an extension and hence the government has extended the period up to May 2, 2018.