Centre constitutes high level technical team to assess ground situation at Cauvery basin

Posted on:06 Oct 2016 09:32:22
Centre constitutes high level technical team to assess ground situation at Cauvery basin
06 October 2016 Current Affairs: The Centre has constituted a high-level technical team to visit the Cauvery basin area to assess the ground realities there.

Central Water Commission Chairman GS Jha heads the team, constituted by the Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

The team was set up in pursuance to the October 4 Supreme Court order asking the Cauvery Supervisory Committee to visit the river basin area in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to assess the ground situation and report back to it by October 17. 

The team members will converge at Bengaluru on October 7 for a preparatory meeting. It will submit its report to the Supreme Court on October 17. 

The team will inspect Hemavathi, Harangi, Krishna Raj Sagar and Kabini reservoirs in Karnataka and is likely to inspect water stock at Mettur, Lower Bhavani Dam and Amaravati reservoirs in Tamil Nadu from October 6 to October 15.

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