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CWMA DROPS DISCUSSION ON KEKADATU DAM

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Hemavati 
KR Sagar 
Cauvery 
Kabini Mettur Dam 
Bhavani Legacy IAS Academy Best IAS Academy in Bangalore

Background

Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) 

  • CWMA has been created as per the Cauvery Management Scheme framed by Centre and approved by Supreme Court.
  • The Cauvery Management Scheme deals with release of water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu,  Kerala and Puducherry.
  • It will be implemented by Cauvery Management Authority (CMA).
  • CMA will be sole body to implement CWDT award as modified by Supreme Court.
  • The Central Government will have no say in implementing of the scheme except for issuing  administrative advisories to it.
  • The authority will comprise a chairman, a secretary and eight members. 
  • Out of the eight members, two will be full time, while two will be part time members from centre’s side. Rest four will be part time members from states.
  • The main mandate of the CMA will be to secure implementation and compliance of the Supreme Court’s order in relation to “storage, apportionment, regulation and control of Cauvery waters”.
  • CMA will also advise the states to take suitable measures to improve water use efficiency.
  • It will do so by promoting use of micro-irrigation, change in cropping patterns, improved farm  practices and development of command areas.
  • The CMA will also prepare an annual report covering its activities during the preceding year.
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