The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has finally constituted a high level technical team to visit the Cauvery basin area to assess the ground realities in the basin.
GS Jha, Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC) will be the Chairman of this team. The other member of the team are S Masood Husain, Member (WP&P), CWC, RK Gupta, Chief Engineer, Krishna and Godavari Basin Organization, CWC, Hyderabad, Chief Secretary or his representative from the States of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and One Chief Engineer each from the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and UT of Puducherry.
The team will meet at Bengaluru tomorrow at 0930 Hrs (October 07, 2016) for a preparatory meeting and subsequent visit to the Cauvery basin area for assessing the ground realities and submit a report to the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016.
Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been requested to confirm their participation or send names of their representative(s) and also send the names of concerned Chief Engineer and direct the concerned officers to reach Bengaluru by October 06, 2016. Chief Secretaries of Kerala and Puducherry have also been requested to send the names of the concerned Chief Engineer and direct them to reach Bengaluru by October 06, 2016.
The expert team has been constituted in pursuance to the Supreme Court order of October 04, 2016.